斎Odai generation 51, Mr. Fujita Nana child. Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono would be hot.

斎Odai generation 51, Mr. Fujita Nana child. Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono would be hot.

Kyoto Travel: Shimogamo and Kamigamo Shrines

Kyoto Travel: Shimogamo and Kamigamo Shrines

Cherry blossom at Shimo Kamo Shrine, Kyoto by Patrick Hochner on 500px

Cherry blossom at Shimo Kamo Shrine, Kyoto by Patrick Hochner on 500px

Kosode with Kamo Shrine Horse Race Design.The red-checkered design on the upper section of this kosode-style kimono is done in shibori. A yuzen-dyed scene from the annual, May 5th horse race at Kyoto's Kamigamo Shrine is displayed across the lower half of the garment. Kyoto National Museum

Kosode with Kamo Shrine Horse Race Design.The red-checkered design on the upper section of this kosode-style kimono is done in shibori. A yuzen-dyed scene from the annual, May 5th horse race at Kyoto's Kamigamo Shrine is displayed across the lower half of the garment. Kyoto National Museum

"Palace and horserace at Kamo shrine, Kyoto" - Japanese painted screen, ca. 1615-1650

"Palace and horserace at Kamo shrine, Kyoto" - Japanese painted screen, ca. 1615-1650

View of the Palace and the Kamo Shrine, 1863 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

View of the Palace and the Kamo Shrine, 1863 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

Otomouma #Horse Running at Kamo #Shrine!  Kikuma is a small #town between Matsuyama and Imabari in Ehime Prefecture. Kamo Shrine in Kikuma stands against a hillside near a little river that runs down to the Seto Inland Sea.  Once a year in the autumn festival, the horses are run up the slope to Kamo Shrine. Today just 18 horses are kept by local farmers for the purpose of running in the festival, which is an Intangible Cultural Property.

Otomouma Horse Running at Kamo Shrine

Otomouma #Horse Running at Kamo #Shrine! Kikuma is a small #town between Matsuyama and Imabari in Ehime Prefecture. Kamo Shrine in Kikuma stands against a hillside near a little river that runs down to the Seto Inland Sea. Once a year in the autumn festival, the horses are run up the slope to Kamo Shrine. Today just 18 horses are kept by local farmers for the purpose of running in the festival, which is an Intangible Cultural Property.

Tosa School Horse Race at the Kamo Shrine 17th century Painting/Print

Tosa School Horse Race at the Kamo Shrine 17th century Painting/Print

hanging scroll. Ox for ox-cart in Hollyhock Festival of Kamo Shrine, resting on ground beneath trees together with its three drivers; their cart-wheels visible behind; boy holding grass and approaching to ox. Colour and gold on paper; urushi-e (lacquer painting).  Shibata Zeshin (柴田是眞) biography. Meiji or late Edo.

hanging scroll. Ox for ox-cart in Hollyhock Festival of Kamo Shrine, resting on ground beneath trees together with its three drivers; their cart-wheels visible behind; boy holding grass and approaching to ox. Colour and gold on paper; urushi-e (lacquer painting). Shibata Zeshin (柴田是眞) biography. Meiji or late Edo.

The Aoi Matsuri (葵祭), or "Hollyhock Festival," is one of the three main annual festivals held in Kyoto, Japan. It is a festival of the two Kamo shrines in the north of the city, Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine.

The Aoi Matsuri (葵祭), or "Hollyhock Festival," is one of the three main annual festivals held in Kyoto, Japan. It is a festival of the two Kamo shrines in the north of the city, Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine.

Court carriage, Aoi Festival, Kyoto, Japan. The Aoi Matsuri (葵祭), or "Hollyhock Festival," is one of the three main annual festivals held in Kyoto, Japan, the other two being the Festival of the Ages (Jidai Matsuri) and the Gion Festival. It is a festival of the two Kamo shrines in the north of the city, Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine. The festival may also be referred to as the Kamo Festival. It is held on 15 May of each year.

Court carriage, Aoi Festival, Kyoto, Japan. The Aoi Matsuri (葵祭), or "Hollyhock Festival," is one of the three main annual festivals held in Kyoto, Japan, the other two being the Festival of the Ages (Jidai Matsuri) and the Gion Festival. It is a festival of the two Kamo shrines in the north of the city, Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine. The festival may also be referred to as the Kamo Festival. It is held on 15 May of each year.

Children at the Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival), Imperial Palace, Kyoto.  The main attraction is a procession through the Imperial Palace to the Kamo Shrines in the style of the Heian Period.

Children at the Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival), Imperial Palace, Kyoto. The main attraction is a procession through the Imperial Palace to the Kamo Shrines in the style of the Heian Period.

Kamo shrine, north of Toyohashi

Kamo shrine, north of Toyohashi

Horse archery (yabusame) at Upper Kamo Shrine depicting courtiers and folks in a viewing stand and a torii-gateway to the shrine precincts. c 1700

Horse archery (yabusame) at Upper Kamo Shrine depicting courtiers and folks in a viewing stand and a torii-gateway to the shrine precincts. c 1700

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