https://flic.kr/p/TArxpe | Aoi Matsuri Procession Along the Kamo River in Kyoto, Japan. | Some of the different personages of the Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) 2017 walking along the Kamo Kaido road. They are headed for the Kamigamo shrine the final stop of this matsuri.
This coming Thursday, the annual Aoi Matsuri (葵祭), will be held in the Old Heian Capital of Japan, Kyoto! The weather forecast isn’t all that bright. Hoping for nice sunshine and no rain so I can take some pictures! #AoiMatusri, #葵祭, #Kyoto, #SaiōDai, #KyotoImperialPalace, #京都御所,
The annual Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) of Shimogamo-Shrine (下鴨神社) and Kamigamo-Shrine (上賀茂神社) in the Old Heian Capital of Japan, Kyoto! Its actual name is Kamo Festival. Along with the Gion Festival and the Jidai Matsuri (Festival of Ages), it is one of the three big festivals in Kyoto. #AoiMatusri, #葵祭, #Kyoto, #SaiōDai, #KyotoImperialPalace, #京都御所,
https://flic.kr/p/TYWbcS | Aoi Matsuri at Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto. | NEXT WEEK MONDAY THE 15TH HAPPENING IN KYOTO! The 60th Saiō-Dai Lady Arriving at Kamigamo Shrine. In 2015, the role of the Saiō-Dai Lady (斎王代) is presented by miss Shirai Yū Tasuku (白井 優佐). She is dressed in the traditional style of the Heian court.
This is the entourage of the Saiō-Dai (斎王代) Princess called myōbu (命婦) during the Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) in Kyoto. In the Heian period these ladies were of the fifth rank in the imperial court or mid rank noblewomen. #AoiMatusri, #葵祭, #Kyoto, #myōbu, #命婦,
Colorful junihitoe, beautiful ladies on horse back at the Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) 2014 in Kyoto City! They are called Munanori Onna (騎女) and they are the escort for the Saiō-Dai (斎王代) Princess. #AoiMatusri, #Kyoto, #SaiōDai, #ShimogamoShrine, #下鴨神社, #MunanoriOnna