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 : 


for more detail :