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Gion Festival


Kyoto and Nara

I went to Gion Festival in Kyoto.
When I hear the festival music, I feel like this is the Japanese summer.
The parade of floats is amazing of course, but Folding Screen Festival,
which is held for a few days before the parade, is also worth seeing.
This year, despite the typhoon hit the parade day, it took place as scheduled.
For reference, the parade has been cancelled only three times
in its over a thousand years history. (H.S)