Gion Festival

Saturday July 9th, 2016 0

Gion Matsuri Festival began in the Heian Period (the 9th century), praying for protection from plagues and evil. This festival is one of the most […]


Sunday July 3rd, 2016 0

This is an entrance leading to Zeniaraibenten shrine. The Japanese characters on the stone are Ugafukujinja. On  the right is a torii, which is a […]


Sunday July 3rd, 2016 0

This is a long sando (road approaching a shrine) to Tsuruokahachimangu. There were so many people. A big red pole, which looks like a column, […]

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