One of the Japan’s three major festivals, Gion Festival (Kyoto)

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One of the Japan’s three major festivals, Gion Festival takes place annually in Kyoto. It goes for the entire month of July and is crowned by a parade, the Yamaboko Junko on July 17th and 24th. It takes its name from Kyoto’s Gion district.

It has a long history of 1,000 years and never has been postponed or canceled.

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People stroll through Shijo-dori’s street

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Mikoshi waiting at Yasaka Shrine

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Yamaboko Junko in the heavy rain

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Maiko (apprentice geiko, not exactly same as geisha in Kyoto

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In front of Yasaka Shrine. Powerful People with Mikoshi.

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