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Gion Matsuri 2022: How Will It Look?

Gion Matsuri 2022: How Will It Look?

Gion Festival fans around the world are wondering: will there be a Gion Matsuri 2022? What kind of shape will it take? We won’t know until the Gion Matsuri Yamaboko Rengokai (Gion Festival Floats Association) makes an official announcement to the press, probably...
Gion Festival 2021: Small in Size, Big in Heart

Gion Festival 2021: Small in Size, Big in Heart

The Yasaka Jinja is usually buzzing with visitors during the Gion Festival, but not in 2021. Image courtesy Jorie Johnson. No doubt the Gion Festival community and Kyoto authorities felt heartbroken to scale back the Gion Festival 2021 due to covid. Of course, this...