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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Aoi Festival

Aoi Festival will be held on 15th May.

This is one of three major festival in Kyoto.

About 500 people wearing cloths in the Heian period make a pageant and walk .

They  will start to walk at Kyoto Imperial Palace  and go to Kamigamo shrine via Shimogamo shrine.

Kyoto Imperial Palace(10:30)→Shimogamo shrine(11:40)→ Kamigamo shrine(15:30)

There are many ceremonies before the festival.

the most famous ceremony is  Yabusameshinji.

Yabusame is a traditional martial art .

The person  shoot arrows while riding horseback.

Would you like to go to see the special events?