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All the Yamahoko floats in Gion matsuri 2020 祇園祭すべての山鉾・辻回し英語で解説

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Overview

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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Yamahoko parade of 2020 was canceled due to COVID-19. Enjoy it on video.

Yamhoko parade 2020 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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Yamahoko floats are built in Sakimatsuri and Atomatsuri. Let us see the ones in Sakimatsuri.

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Naginata hoko 長刀鉾

【祇園祭2017】長刀鉾の辻回し@四条河原町

Naginata hoko is the most popular and famous Hoko in Gion Matsuri festival.

長刀鉾の長刀

Naginata is a traditional Japanese sword invented in Heian period. Naginata hoko has long naginata on the roof and that is the reason why it is called “Naginata hoko. The Naginata is known for its power to take away evil spirits.

The order of Yamaboko float parade was decided on the lottery but Naginata hoko is always at the top of the parade because of its ability put away evil spirits.

Only Naginata hoko has “Ochigosan” boy on it.

He performs “Chigomai” dance during the parade.

長刀鉾の授与品2017 長刀鉾の御朱印

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Kanko hoko 函谷鉾

【祇園祭2017】函谷鉾の辻回し@四条河原町【迫力満点】

Lord Mengchang, a states person of Qin dynasty in acient China, and his collegue was on the run. They arrived at a gate in Kankokukan valley at night. The gate opened at dawn. One of them crowed as rooster and they escaped narrowly.

函谷鉾の授与品2017函谷鉾の御朱印

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Kikusui Hoko 菊水鉾

【祇園祭2017】菊水鉾の辻回し@四条河原町【迫力満点】

 

菊水鉾の授与品2017菊水鉾の御朱印

Kikusui Hoko was named after a well which bears the same name in the district.

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Tsuki Hoko 月鉾

【祇園祭2017】月鉾の辻回し@四条河原町【迫力満点】

Tsuki hoko (月鉾) is named after “Tsukuyomi no Mikoto (月読尊)”, a son of the Deity of Yasaka shrine.

月鉾の授与品2017月鉾の御朱印

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Niwatori Hoko 鶏鉾

【祇園祭2017鶏鉾の辻回し@四条河原町【迫力満点】

Niwatori hoko is based on an old story: In ancient China, people used a drum at lawsuits. When peace ruled the country, roosters and hens lived in the drum because there were no conflicts.

 

鶏鉾の授与品2017鶏鉾の御朱印



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