Photos of Aoi-matsuri

The first Aoi-matsuri, Hollyhock festival, was held in 544 AD. This is the festival of Kamigamo-jinja and Shimogamo-jinja. Main event of the festival is a procession of people dressed in ancient costume.

Click HERE for the route map of Aoi-matsuri procession.

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Aoi-matsuri procession in Kyoto Gyoen park

The top of the procession
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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Gissha, an ox-drawn carriage
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Gissha
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Gissha
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Furyu-gasa
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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Saio-dai
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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The tail of the procession
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Aoi-matsuri procession on Kamo-kaido highway

The top of the procession
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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Gissha
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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Saio-dai
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Saio-dai
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Aoi-matsuri procession
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