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The Big Ship #1

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 28 July 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

祇園祭 Gion Festival is one of the three biggest festivals in Japan. Its history is longer than 1,000 yeras. The parades were performed 2 times originaly. The former was on July 17 and the latter on July 24. Kyoto city administration united the two parades into one in 1966 because they took the road traffic situation and the tourism policy into consideration. However, some evils came to seen with lapse of time. Making an occasion reconstruction of one float which disappered by war 150 years ago, The parede was devided into original two this year. The revived float 大船鉾, which has ship shape, appeared in the last of the latter parade held on July 24.
July 24, 2014 @四条河原町付近

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Please leave your comments.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Interesting view

28 Jul 2014 5:03am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un très bon montage reportage! j'aime++++

28 Jul 2014 8:41am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellente compo et infos

28 Jul 2014 8:54am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

excellent montage

28 Jul 2014 9:14am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel ensemble d'image superbe quel monde et ce couleur superbe.

28 Jul 2014 9:27am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Bel effet)

28 Jul 2014 12:04pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice collection!
A M A Z I N G !!!

28 Jul 2014 12:45pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb presentation ...wow...Beautiful photos and so many people !

28 Jul 2014 3:01pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful collage of pictures to show off this parade float beautifully Hiro! Well done! ;-)

28 Jul 2014 4:00pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Magnificent collection of images to showcase this beautiful float

28 Jul 2014 4:11pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A beautiful and colorful parade float. Lot of people to participate to the festival!

28 Jul 2014 5:44pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful presentation of the parade float. Very colourful. :)

28 Jul 2014 6:25pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely montage of the parade crowds and the wonderful ship float. An exciting event for sure that I would like to see one day.

28 Jul 2014 7:30pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Wow ! gorgeous selected parts image, well done. excellent photo.

28 Jul 2014 10:08pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great presentation and wonderful mood at the festivities; a wonderful gathering of people too!

29 Jul 2014 12:19am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A beautiful series of images! Gorgeous color! There are so many people! It looks like a fabulous event!

29 Jul 2014 12:43am

Devi from Chennai, India

Excellent presentation !!! Awesome image here !!!

29 Jul 2014 4:41am

Langevine from Angers, France


29 Jul 2014 7:24am