25 December 2010

Memories of 2010, July - Maiko Kyouka and Sayaka at Gion Matsuri

 Maiko Kyouka and Sayaka at Gion Matsuri
 Kyoto 2010

Gion Matsuri is the most famous festival in Japan. It takes place every year in July in Kyoto and is crowned by a procession on July 17 called Yamaboko Junkō (山鉾巡行). Instead of posting pictures of the floats (portable shrine), I selected these pictures of Maiko Kyouka and Sayaka attending the procession. They were so beautifully dressed up to watch and encourage the men carrying the floats. Kyouka is not only pretty but she seems to be always joking. They were laughing after Kyouka said to Sayaka  (pointing at a man on a float): Don't you think the guy over there look like Robert de Niro ? (he obviously didn't).

Maiko Kyouka, attending the procession, Gion Matsuri
Kyoto 2010

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