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Yamahoko in Atomatsuri

Kita Kannnon Yama

北観音山

Kita Kannon Yama enshrines Kannon, one of the most popular Buddhist Deity in Japan, as Minami Kannnon Yama.

Minami Kannnon Yama

南観音山

Minami Kannon Yama also enshrines Kannon. On the eve of the parade, we have Abare Kannon (it literary means Kannon runs riot but I translated it “Roaring Kannon” in the video.)

あばれ観音2018 祇園祭/ Abare Kannon in Gion matsuri

Hashi benkei Yama

橋弁慶山

Hashi Benkei Yama describes a famous scene any Japanese people know. Benkei wanted 1000 swords. Every night, he fought with passers-by on Gojo bridge and got a sword once belonged to them. He collected 999 swords. The last night, he found Ushiwakamaru. He was a small boy and Benkei was sure he would win but failed. He joined Ushiwaka Maru.

En no Gyoja Yama

役行者山

En no Gyoja Yama ensrines a founder of Shugendo. Shugendo is a belief on mountains.

【祇園祭2017】役行者山護摩焚供養【迫力満点】

On the eve of the parade, we can see Gomadaki ritual.

Koi Yama

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Koi Yama has a wooden carp made by Hidari Jigoro. Jingoro is a famous sculptor in Edo period. It has beautiful tapestries.

Hachiman Yama

八幡山

Hachiman Yama has a small shrine on it. On the Torii gate, there are small doves. They also are made by Hidari Jingoro.

Suzuka Yama

鈴鹿山

Suzuka Yama is one of the oldest Yama in the parade.

Kuronushi Yama

黒主山

Kuronushi Yama is based on a Noh story. It has artificial Sakura on it.

Jomyo Yama

浄妙山

Jomyo Yama describes the famous battle in the Tale of Heike.

Ofune Hoko

大船鉾祇園祭2016 後祭

Ofune hoko is also a ship for Empress Jingu. She is on the way to home after the triumph. Every other year, a draogon on it.

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