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 :
for more detail :