Gion Festival begins in Kyoto

2019.07.03 | Kyoto

KYODO, Japan -- A boy heads to Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto on July 1, 2019, to take part in the ritual marking the start of the Gion Festival. The boy will attend the "Osendo no Gi" ritual to pray for the success of the one-month festival in the former Japanese capital dating back to 869. (Kyodo)


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