by / on June 25, 2012 at 7:12 AM / in Gion Matsuri, Kamigyō-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Hachiman-yama (八幡山) During the Yamaboko Junko (山鉾巡行) in Kyoto,2012!

The Hachiman-yama (八幡山) float has a long history dating back to before the Onin wars (1467-1477), and has a deity that come and settle down on it during Yoi-yama (the eve of the Gion festival) and on the Gion festival parade day. These deities are usually enshrined at the Hachiman shrine in the neighborhood. The beautiful shrine on the Hachiman-yama (八幡山) […]

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