by / on June 28, 2012 at 8:33 AM / in Gion Matsuri, Kamigyō-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Hōshō-Yama (保昌山) During the Yamaboko Junko (山鉾巡行) in Kyoto,2012!

The Hōshō-Yama (保昌山) float features the famous love story between court poetess Izumi Shikibu and courtier Hirai Yasumasa. In the scene portrayed on this float the valiant Yasumasa, also called Hosho, dares to intrude into the Shishin-den, the very center of the Imperial court, to snap a branch from a noted red Ume tree (Japanese plum) to present it to the […]

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