GION MATSURI in Kyoto 2017 (1)

by Kontheroad - July. 17, 2017 636 views

Join the conversation
There are 3 comments , add yours!
Jay Boggess 3 years, 4 months ago

Nice job capturing these! Who are they & what is the occasion?

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Kontheroad - Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 4 months ago

Thank you. As far as I (very) roughly understand, GION MATSURI is a festival which has a long long history in order to celebrate the god of the YASAKA shrine, one of the famous shrines in Kyoto.
The kid in the center is chosen every year and has been trained in advance for the role of conneting the god and the local people, and the other 2 kids are for his supporter.
Maybe has the right answer f:-)
I'm going to upload more photos.

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Kontheroad - 3 years, 4 months ago

Thank You, for taking the time to explain! Nice camera work! I'll be looking forward to more!

3 years, 4 months ago Edited