The state of emergency was lifted and the tourist season would resume soon. Looked back on the four seasons of Kyoto before Covid.
Summer in Kyoto, the season of "Gion Festival" to pray for the end of the plague. (Yamaboko Procession was cancelled for two consecutive years, 2020-2021.)
The Naginataboko float, the top of the procession, was always exciting as it marked the beginning of the festival.
The float was led by the guides with shoutings. Each float was managed by a team of more than 100 people, consisting of about 10 helpers, 7-8 carpenters, 7-9 car drivers, 40-50 musicians, and 40-50 ebbers. Without the cooperation of the entire town residents, this event would not be possible.
The same composition as the painting at home.
Yamahoko floats were open to the public until the day before the procession. Most of the floats were open to men and women, but the Naginataboko and Hokaboko floats were still closed to women as tradition.
From the top of the float. 40 to 50 musicians sat here.
A young sacred boy was selected and rided in before the procession.
The night festival continued until the day before the Yamaboko procession, the Yoiyama and Yoiyoiyama nights.
The Tsukihoko float located at a good location on Shijo Dori was a popular float.
Yamahoko floats were also placed on the street entering from Shijo Dori.
Hope that the Gion Festival would resume next year in 2022.
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