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What is Misogi and Harae? 禊と祓を英語で説明

Misogi and Harae is the ways to get rid of evilness in order to prepare for something sacred.  In this post, I'll show you what they are. 合掌
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Gion matsuri festival in Kyoto 2024: Mikoshis, Yamahoko floats, and Yoiyamas!!! 祇園祭2024英語で説明

The guide on Gion matsuri festival 2024 in Kyoto; its schedule, Mikoshis, Yamahoko floats, Yoiyamas, history, the reason why it is celebrated, souvenirs, and other must-sees. Anything is available.
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Gion Matsuri 2023: Sakimatsuri Yoiyama 祇園祭前祭宵山英語で説明

In Gion Matsuri, Yoiyama take place prior to Yamahoko parade. In this article, you can learn the way to enjoy it.
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Gion matsuri 2023 : Atomatsuri Yoiyama 祇園祭後祭宵山英語で説明

The precise information of Atomatsuri of Gion matsuri 2023; Byobumatsuri, Kaisyo Kazari of each Yamaboko floats. Gion bayashi, Gohuin stamps and others are available.
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How can we tell apart Hoko, Yama and Yatai in the Yamahoko parade of Gion Matsuri festival? 山鉾の区別の仕方英語で説明

In Yamahoko parade of Gion Matsuri festival, we can find 35 Yamahoko floats. We have three kinds of them: Hoko, Yama, and Yatai. In this article, I'll show you the way to tell apart them easily.
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When did Yamahoko Parade start? : A short history of Yamahoko parade 山鉾巡行はいつから始まったか英語で説明

Introduction Gion Matsuri festival is famours for Yamahoko floats and their parade lures lots of people to the ancient c...
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Yamaboko Junko 2023: All the Yamahoko floats in Gion matsuri 祇園祭すべての山鉾・辻回し英語で解説

In this article, you can learn all 36 Yamahoko floats of Gion Matsuri festival with their "Tujimawashi" videos and short tips. The information of their Goshuin stamps and souvenirs are also available.
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TAKAYAMA COME BACK SPECIAL 2022 in Gion Matsuri!!! 祇園祭鷹山英語で説明

Takayamma is one of the long-lost Yamahoko floats in Gion matsuri. In 2022, it will come back to the parade for the first time in 196 years.
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Gion Matsuri festival 2023: Kuze Komagata Chigo, the most important figure 久世駒形稚児英語で説明

Kuze Komagata Chigo is the most important figure in Gion Matsuri festival. Without him, Gion Matsuri cannot be accomplished.
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Gion Matsuri festival 2023: Yumiya cho Samurai armor exhibition 弓矢町武具飾英語で解説

Yumiyacho Bugukazari, the exhibition of Samurai Armors takes place for 3 days in Yumiya-cho district. In ancient times, the residents wore them and lead Mikohi (portable shrine) of Gion Matsuri. They don't attend the Matsuri but we can enjoy the armors today.
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The shedule of Gion Matsuri 2022 altered due to COVID-19: 祇園祭2022変更点英語で説明

In 2020, the schedule of Gion Matsuri was changed due to COVID-19. Yamahoko parade, Yoiyamas of Sakimatsuri and Atomatsuri. are canceled and Mikoshi stays in Yasaka shrine though Deities visit the city.
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Gion Matsuri 2023: Chinowa Kuguri at Ekijinja Nagoshi Sai 疫神社夏越祭英語で説明

Gion Matsuri is completed with Ekijinja Nagoshi Sai on 7/31. We visit the shrine to give prayer, to do Chinowa Kuguri and to make Chinowa amulet.
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Yamhoko parade 2021 canceled in Gion Matsuri

Yamahoko Parade of Gion Matsuri 2020 was cancelde due to COVID-19. In this article, you can learn a history of the parade and Yamahoko with descriptions of all the Yamahoko in the parade.
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“Chinowa kuguri” at Yasaka shrine 2023 茅の輪くぐり英語で説明

Chinowa is a big wreath. A story about Somin Shorai says that the Deity save us from malady with it. We always find it in June and July but we also find it in March to prepare for coronavirus.
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