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Tsuki Boko Night time Family Photo     http://gionfestival.org/spiritual-origins/

Tsuki Boko Night time Family Photo http://gionfestival.org/spiritual-origins/

Venice Film Festival Alberto Barbera Returns to the Venice Film Festival - NYTimes.com

Alberto Barbera Returns to the Venice Film Festival

Venice Film Festival Alberto Barbera Returns to the Venice Film Festival - NYTimes.com

Welcome to the first English-language website dedicated to Kyoto’s extraordinary Gion Festival, arguably Japan’s largest and most famous. It’s also among the oldest: it first took place in the year 869 C.E. - http://gionfestival.org/

Welcome to the first English-language website dedicated to Kyoto’s extraordinary Gion Festival, arguably Japan’s largest and most famous. It’s also among the oldest: it first took place in the year 869 C.E. - http://gionfestival.org/

Tsuki Boko From Yoshidas     http://gionfestival.org/spiritual-origins/

Tsuki Boko From Yoshidas http://gionfestival.org/spiritual-origins/

Hoka Boko Hikizome     http://gionfestival.org/change/

Hoka Boko Hikizome http://gionfestival.org/change/

Welcome to the first English-language website dedicated to Kyoto’s extraordinary Gion Festival, arguably Japan’s largest and most famous. It’s also among the oldest: it first took place in the year 869 C.E. - http://gionfestival.org/

Welcome to the first English-language website dedicated to Kyoto’s extraordinary Gion Festival, arguably Japan’s largest and most famous. It’s also among the oldest: it first took place in the year 869 C.E. - http://gionfestival.org/

Abura Tenjin Yama – dedicated to the scholar Sugawara Michizane – in the Gion Festival procession.   http://gionfestival.org/

Abura Tenjin Yama – dedicated to the scholar Sugawara Michizane – in the Gion Festival procession. http://gionfestival.org/

Japanese Festivals | japanese festival food kofu shingen matsuri

Japanese Festivals | japanese festival food kofu shingen matsuri

"Historically, the Gion festival is an interesting coming together of essentially autonomous neighborhood associations, called chōnai. The chōnai are essential to everything about the festival; traditionally each chōnai funded its own hoko, and the rise and fall of the festival yamaboko mirrored the fluctuations in fortunes of chōnai members" - http://gionfestival.org/community/

"Historically, the Gion festival is an interesting coming together of essentially autonomous neighborhood associations, called chōnai. The chōnai are essential to everything about the festival; traditionally each chōnai funded its own hoko, and the rise and fall of the festival yamaboko mirrored the fluctuations in fortunes of chōnai members" - http://gionfestival.org/community/

Gion Matsuri parade

Gion Matsuri parade

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