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Gion Matsuri in Photos: Part 3

A pictorial overview of Kyoto's big summer festival

The final parade, the Ato Matsuri, will parade through the streets on the 24th of July. It’s the first time in almost 50 years that the Gion Matsuri has been split in two. It will commence at Karasuma-Oike Dori at 10.00am, pass by City Hall and then turn onto Kawaramachi Dori and turn again onto Shiho Dori till it reaches Shijo-Kawaramachi corner. Another parade, this is new, the Hanagasa Flower Hat Procession will commence from Yasaka Shrine and go along Shijo Dori, onto Oike Dori and then back to Yasaka Shrine. Featured here are: Shijogasa-hoko, Suzuka-Yama, Taishi-yama, Tokusa-Yama, Tourou-Yama, Tsuki-Hoko, Urade-Yama, Yamabushi-Yama, Moso-Yama and Koi-Yama.

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