by / on June 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM / in Gion Matsuri, Kamigyō-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Hashi-Benkei-Yama (橋弁慶山) During the Yamaboko Junko (山鉾巡行) in Kyoto,2012!

The Hashi-Benkei-Yama (橋弁慶山) float derives its name from a Noh drama titled “Hashi-benkei” and features a famous scene in which Benkei, a warrior monk in armor with a long-handled sword, is fighting with the young Ushiwaka-maru, who stands on the parapet of the Gojohashi bridge on the Kamo river. According to a famous legend, the herculean Benkei came down from Mount […]

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