Gion Festival is annually held from the 1st though the 29th of July in Kyoto. It is one of Japan's thee main festivals. This beautiful, elegant festival of the Yasaka Shrine in the Gion area originated in 869. It was held to pray that epidemic would end. People enjoy seeing 8 big-wheeled floats and 23 smaller floats from the 12th to the 16th in July. Gion festival comes to a climax on the 17th of July. The Float Parade starts at 9 o'clock. The parade is called Yamahoko-jyunkou.

I went to Kyoto with my friend Sayo-chan wearing a yukata.

YUKATA:The informal cotton summer kimono . We often see Ladeis wearing yukata at the summer shrine festival, fireworks and Bon Dance.

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