Kyoto Travel: Shimogamo and Kamigamo Shrines

Kyoto Travel: Shimogamo and Kamigamo Shrines

The Aoi Matsuri (葵祭?), or "Hollyhock Festival," is one of the three main annual festivals held in Kyoto, Japan, the other two being the Festival of the Ages (Jidai Matsuri) and the Gion Festival. It is a festival of the two Kamo shrines in the north of the city, Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine. The festival may also be referred to as the Kamo Festival.  This is a parade.

The Aoi Matsuri (葵祭?), or "Hollyhock Festival," is one of the three main annual festivals held in Kyoto, Japan, the other two being the Festival of the Ages (Jidai Matsuri) and the Gion Festival. It is a festival of the two Kamo shrines in the north of the city, Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine. The festival may also be referred to as the Kamo Festival. This is a parade.

Otomouma #Horse Running at Kamo #Shrine!  Kikuma is a small #town between Matsuyama and Imabari in Ehime Prefecture. Kamo Shrine in Kikuma stands against a hillside near a little river that runs down to the Seto Inland Sea.  Once a year in the autumn festival, the horses are run up the slope to Kamo Shrine. Today just 18 horses are kept by local farmers for the purpose of running in the festival, which is an Intangible Cultural Property.

Otomouma Horse Running at Kamo Shrine

Kikuma is a small town between Matsuyama and Imabari in Ehime Prefecture. Kamo Shrine in Kikuma stands against a hillside near a little river that runs down to the Seto Inland Sea.

https://flic.kr/p/6tmz41 | Aoi Matsui (Hollyhock Festival) near Kamigamo Jinja | The Kamo Shrines -- Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine -- are both recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are two of the most important shrines in Kyoto.   Two of the oldest shrines in Japan, the Kamo Shrines predate the city's establishment as national capital in 794. Throughout the thousand years that Kyoto served as Japan's capital city, the Imperial Court patronised the shrines as establishments…

https://flic.kr/p/6tmz41 | Aoi Matsui (Hollyhock Festival) near Kamigamo Jinja | The Kamo Shrines -- Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine -- are both recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are two of the most important shrines in Kyoto. Two of the oldest shrines in Japan, the Kamo Shrines predate the city's establishment as national capital in 794. Throughout the thousand years that Kyoto served as Japan's capital city, the Imperial Court patronised the shrines as establishments…

Horse archery (yabusame) at Upper Kamo Shrine depicting courtiers and folks in a viewing stand and a torii-gateway to the shrine precincts. c 1700

Horse archery (yabusame) at Upper Kamo Shrine depicting courtiers and folks in a viewing stand and a torii-gateway to the shrine precincts. c 1700

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Kosode (Kimono) with Kamo Shrine Horse Race Scene and Checkered Pattern in Yuzen Dyeing and Embroidery on White Crepe (Chirimen) Ground Japan Edo Period, century gallery notes: The upper section.

"Palace and horserace at Kamo shrine, Kyoto" - Japanese painted screen, ca. 1615-1650

"Palace and horserace at Kamo shrine, Kyoto" - Japanese painted screen, ca.

Detail. Palace and horserace at Kamo Shrine 二条城・賀茂競馬図屏風 江戸時代 17世紀 六曲一双 紙本金地着色 approx. 1615-1650. Six panel folding screen. Ink, colors and gold on paper

Detail. Palace and horserace at Kamo Shrine 二条城・賀茂競馬図屏風 江戸時代 17世紀 六曲一双 紙本金地着色 approx. 1615-1650. Six panel folding screen. Ink, colors and gold on paper

View of the Palace and the Kamo Shrine, 1863 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

View of the Palace and the Kamo Shrine, 1863 by Yoshitsuya -

Detail palace and horserace at Kamo Shrine 二条城・賀茂競馬図屏風 江戸時代 17世紀  六曲一双 紙本金地着色 Place of Origin: Japan Date: approx. 1615-1650 Object Name: Six panel folding screen Materials: Ink, colors and gold on paper

Detail palace and horserace at Kamo Shrine 二条城・賀茂競馬図屏風 江戸時代 17世紀 六曲一双 紙本金地着色 Place of Origin: Japan Date: approx. 1615-1650 Object Name: Six panel folding screen Materials: Ink, colors and gold on paper

May 15 Aoi Matsuri, Kyoto | The Aoi Masturi's main attraction is a large parade of over 500 people dressed in the aristocratic style of the Heian Period (794-1185) that leads from the Kyoto Imperial Palace to the Kamo Shrines, the festival's host shrines.

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渓斉英泉: No. 6, Ageo Station: The Kamo Shrine (Ageo shuku, Kamo no yashiro), from the series The [Sixty-nine Stations of the] Kisokaidô -…

渓斉英泉: No. Ageo Station: The Kamo Shrine (Ageo shuku, Kamo no yashiro), from the series The [Sixty-nine Stations of the] Kisokaidô -…

Horserace at Kamo Shrine, c. 1615–1650, Edo period (1615–1868). Published with the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. - $16.99

Pomegranate Jigsaw - Horserace at Kamo Shrine pieces) in Toys & Games, Jigsaws & Puzzles, Jigsaws

渓斉英泉: No. 6, Ageo Station: The Kamo Shrine (Ageo shuku, Kamo no yashiro), from the series The [Sixty-nine Stations of the] Kisokaidô -…

渓斉英泉: No. Ageo Station: The Kamo Shrine (Ageo shuku, Kamo no yashiro), from the series The [Sixty-nine Stations of the] Kisokaidô -…

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