22 August 2013

Fantastic lights

This picture shows festival lanterns decorating floats at Gion Festival in Kyoto. They are simple but fantastic.

15 August 2013

City of the festival

Gion Festival [Gionmatsuri] is one of the most important festivals in Kyoto as well as Aoi Festival and Jidai Festival. It is held on 17th July when some main roads in the city are closed for the procession of 33 festival floats. During three days prior to 17th July, those floats are displayed on the roads with many lanterns.

04 August 2013

Quiet time

Kyoto generally cannot be an exception to major Japanese cities which are filled with excessive traffic and noise. But we can occasionally experience a serene time in some places.