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Aoi festival is coming soon !

One of the biggest festival in kyoto  - Aoi festival is coming soon on 15th May ! 

it is the oldest festival in kyoto, and there are a lot of Shinto ceremonies happening around to prepare for it.

it is quiet but beautiful  - with the large parade ;  over 500 people dressed in the aristocratic style of the Heian Period (794-1185)

walk from the Kyoto imperial Palace to the Shimogamo & Kamigamo shrine.

so you can see all the different traditional dresses in the parade....  have a look ! 

 

you can see the movie here : 

https://www.kyoto-np.co.jp/kp/koto/aoi/index.html

for more detail :

https://kyoto-design.jp/special/aoi-matsuri_en

https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3948.html