2019/08/10

Happy 69th birthday, Snoopy !

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Today is Snoopy's birthday!

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This is a vintage 1960's Snoopy pottery gifted by my old friend. It may be very rare item.
posted by toons at 16:51 | diary

2019/07/24

Kyoto Gion Festival 2019 - 9 Atomatsuri Yamahoko-junko

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The procession of gYamahoko Junkoh of Kyoto Gion Festival Atomatsuri was held today.

Before 9 am, I saw some "Yamahoko" floats heading to the starting point of Karasuma Oike.

Kita-Kannonyama
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Minami-Kannonyama
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Ofuneboko
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Takayama
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It was revived for the first time in 193 years. As the float have not been rebuilt yet, it was only a walk procession. It seems to aim for participation in the floats that were restored in 2022.

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posted by toons at 18:58 | diary

Kyoto Gion Festival - 8 Yoiyama in Atomatsuri

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I went to see the eve event, "Yoiyama" in Atomatsuri of Kyoto Gion Festival yesterday night.

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It had been exhibited the old precious folding screen.

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The music dedication, "Hiyori Kagura" by Kita-kannonyama.

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The portable shrine, "Abare Kannon" of Minami-kannonyama.

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posted by toons at 07:46 | diary

2019/07/23

Kyoto Gion Festival - 7

The "Atomatsuri" of Kyoto Gion Festival started from last weekend.

Last Saturday, the construction of Yamahoko float was completed. I participated in the trial driving of "Kita-kannonyama".

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Tonight is the eve event, "Yoiyama", so I want to go for a moment. I will enjoy very relaxed atmosphere like the ancient festival.

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posted by toons at 09:11 | diary

2019/07/17

Kyoto Gion Festival - 6

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The procession of gYamahoko Junkoh of Kyoto Gion Festival Sakimatsuri was held today.

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About 120,000 spectators gathered, and 23 gYamahokoh floats slowly traveled through Shijo Dori, Kawaramachi Dori, and Oike Dori.
posted by toons at 18:30 | diary

2019/07/16

Kyoto Gion Festival - 5

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I came to the "Yoi-yama" eve festival on Kyoto Gion Festival.

The maximum temperature in Kyoto City was 32 C, but it became somewhat cooler in the evening rain.

There seemed to be a little less people than yesterday, and it was a bit easier to walk.

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The climax parade of the Gion Festival will be held tomorrow.
posted by toons at 23:53 | diary

Kyoto Gion Festival 2019 - 4

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Yesterday was the "Yoiyoi-Yama" pre eve festival on the Gion Festival.

It was a huge crowed for a holiday of Sea day.

Today is the "Yoi-yama" eve festival , so it will be quite crowded.
posted by toons at 07:23 | diary

2019/07/13

Kyoto Gion Festival 2019 - 3

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I went to the trial driving of the Houka-Hoko float in Kyoto Gion Festival today.

The Houka-Hoko float is located at Shimachi Shinjo. The float weighs about 10 tons and requires a lot of pullers.

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There were fewer people than usual because of the rain, so I could grab the rope well.

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It went north to Sinmachi-Rokkaku, changed the direction of the rope, south to Shinmachi-Sijo, and changed direction again and returned to home.

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When it was over safely, participants was applauded naturally!

On the way, it was raining heavily, but I had a very enjoyable time.
posted by toons at 23:56 | diary

2019/07/12

Kyoto Gion Festival 2019 - 2

The production of the large "Hoko" float of the hSakimatsuri" of Gion Festival was completed, and there was the first driving of the "Hoko" float facing Shijo-dori in the afternoon.

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In the evening, we went to see the "Yamahoko" float. There are still few visitors and I could tour leisurely.

In "Kukisui Hoko", it was playing the Gion music. It exudes an atmosphere of the Gion Festival.

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In "Tuki Hoko", the staff broke up and was quiet.

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In gNiwatori Hokoh, the lanterns are bright but there are no people at all.

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"Iwatoyama" seems to be still in production. Tomorrow, it will mount the wheels and decorate the whole.

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Other small "Yama" floats are still in production and will be completed by the day after tomorrow.
posted by toons at 23:56 | diary

2019/07/11

Kyoto Gion Festival 2019 - 1

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From yesterday, Hoko float of Kyoto Gion festival started to be built.

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There were three Hoko floats on Shijo Dori street, and the base part of Naginata Hoko float had been made.

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There was also Mikoshi-arai ceremony of Gion Festival yesterday.
It was carried Mikoshi from Yasaka shrine to Shijo Ohashi bridge, and performed the purification ceremony by the water of Kamogawa river.

Nakagoza Mikoshi was waiting at Yasaka shrine before the ceremony.

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Prior to Mikoshi procession, I could see carrying the big torch. There were too many tourists, so I could not take a picture of the purification ceremony at Shijo Ohashi bridge.

# Kyoto Gion Festival reference Information
http://www.gionmatsuri.or.jp/foreign/en/
posted by toons at 23:56 | diary