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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Geisha performances and coming Aoi Festival!

“Traditional Geisha Performance in spring, Kyoto”

Apr 1st - Apr 30th MIYAKO ODORI 3min walk from the hostel
May 1st - May 24th KAMOGAWA ODORI 10 min walk from the hostel

“Light Up Event in spring, Kyoto”

Sunset - 9:30 PM until Early May "Kodai-ji Zen Temple" 15 min walk from the hostel

“Aoi Matsuti (One of 3 biggest Festival in Kyoto)”

This is the annual festival of Shimogamo - jinja Shrine and Kamigamo - jinja Shrine. Its actual name is Kamo Festival. Along with the Gion Festival and the Jidai Matsuri (Festival of Ages), it is one of the three big festivals in Kyoto. Featured is a gorgeous parade in the style of the ancient Heian Court. Everything in the parade is adorned with the hollyhock leaf crest, also called "aoi" _ thus the name of the festival. The parade leaves the Kyoto Imperial Palace at 10:30 in the morning. The 700-meter-long parade passes Shimogamo - jinja Shrine and heads for Kamigamo - jinja Shrine Shrine. 

↓↓↓Related Events↓↓↓
★May 3rd Yabusame Shinji @ Shimogamo Shrine
(Traditional Japanese mounted archery in the mysterious forest of Kedashi)
★May 4th Kobudo Hono @ Shimogamo Shrine
(Performance of traditional Japanese martial arts ex. Naginata, Kendo, Jujutsu, etc.)
★May 5th Kamokurabe Uma @ Kamikamo Shrine
(Traditional Japanese horse racing)
★May 5th Busha Shinji @ Shimogamo Shrine
(Heian stlyle ground archery)
★May 12th Mikage Matsuri @ Shimogamo Shrine
(Heian style march and shrine rituals)
★May 15th Aoi Matsuri from Shimogamo Shrine to KamikamoShrine
(Main march in Heian costumes, one of 3 biggest Festival in Kyoto!!!)

Come stay with us and check them out ;)
bAKpAK Kyoto Hostel/bAKpAK Gion Hostel


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