by / on June 22, 2012 at 9:35 AM / in Gion Matsuri, Kamigyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

En-no-Gyoja-Yama (役行者山) During the Yamaboko Junko (山鉾巡行) in Kyoto,2012!

The En-no-Gyoja-Yama (役行者山) float has existed since the times before the Onin Wars (1467-1477) and is carried on the shoulders of people during the Gion festival parade. The sacred doll of the En-no-Gyoja-Yama (役行者山) float represents En-no-Ozunu, commonly known as En-no-Gyoja, who founded Shugen-do (aesthetic Shinto-Buddhism practiced in the mountains) in Japan, at the end of the 7th century. Those who practiced […]

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