Aoi Festival held on May 15th in Kyoto

By TERRY - Last updated: 金曜日, 5月 31, 2013 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Aoi Festival(/葵祭, Aoi-matsuri,  Hollyhock Festival) ,which is one of the three great festivals of Kyoto was held in that city on May 15th. (

The festival is for two shrines  of  Kamikamo shrine and Shimokamo Shrine both of which are in Kyoto.  The main part of the festival is a parade of  more than 500 people clad in period costumes of  traditional Japanese priests and nobles. The symbolic figure of the parade is Saio-dai(/斎王代, acting head priestess of  the two shrines) and this time a 20- year-old female collage student was appointed as the 58th Saio-dai and showed up in the decorated float-sedan in the parade.



Other sacred events followed the parade and   tea ceremonies were held for the visitors in the shrines.

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