by / on June 30, 2012 at 6:51 AM / in Gion Matsuri, Kamigyō-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Jōmyō-Yama (浄妙山) During the Yamaboko Junko (山鉾巡行) in Kyoto,2012!

The Jōmyō-Yama (浄妙山) float derives its name from the “Hashi-gassen” (literally “Bridge Combat”) chapter of “The Tale of the Heike” (“Heike Monogatari”), a noted military epic written in the early 13th century. During the fighting in 1180 between the Heike and Genji clans Jomyo Tsutsui, a Genji military monk, stood on a beam of the half-broken bridge of the Uji […]

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