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International Perspectives on Kyoto’s Gion Matsuri

July 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

gion festival kokoka seminar

International Perspectives on Kyoto’s Gion Matsuri

At Kyoto International Community House.

Thanks for your interest. This presentation was a great success, shared with a packed audience of Japanese and international visitors and Kyoto residents.  Watch the video:

Stay tuned for a transcript of the presentation.

This was the invitation to the event.

How can we understand or explain about Kyoto’s gigantic and ancient Gion Matsuri? One festival elder said, “It is deeper and broader than the universe.” Join us to understand the festival’s magical essence.

Designed for non-native and native English speakers.  Signed books available at the event.

You can join us in person (Kyoto’s KoKoKa, 3F seminar room) or online.

Please register here:

Speaker: Catherine Pawasarat, Gion Matsuri expert and spiritual teacher

Organiser: Masashi Nakamura (contact details)

For event notices and updates, see: Facebook event. 

About the venue: Kyoto International Community House (KoKoKa)

ONLINE guests – Zoom details: 

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Meeting ID: 893 5150 4320


July 16, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm