What is the most popular festival in Japan ?
As you know, “Gion Matsuri”.
The Gion Matsuri is not only the most famous but also one of the oldest & greatest in Japan.
The origin is said a Goryoue or Mitamamatsuri (a religious service for the spirit of the dead) held in 869, more than 1100 years ago.
It will start on 1st July, and take place over the entire month of July.
There are many different events, but the grand procession of floats (Yamaboko Junko) on July 17 is particularly spectacular.
You can watch the highlight of the festival through the following video.
If you have a chance to come to Japan in July, we strongly recommend to see the festival.
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