by / on June 23, 2012 at 8:28 PM / in Gion Matsuri, Kamigyō-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Fune-hoko (船鉾) During the Yamaboko Junko (山鉾巡行) in Kyoto,2012!

The Fune-hoko (船鉾) float is based on a famous story about the legendary Empress Jingu of ancient Japan. After the death of her husband, and while pregnant with a child, Empress Jingu armed herself and headed for war aboard a ship. The Fune-hoko (船鉾) float as a whole is shaped like a boat and is enclosed with a vermillion parapet. On the […]

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