Aoi Matsuri Kyoto www3.nhk.or.jp

posted by  Yubi | 8¬†months, 1¬†week ago

One of the 3 main annual festivals in Kyoto, the Aoi Matsuri, was held on Tuesday.

The festival features a procession of people in costumes originally worn in a court in the ancient Heian era.

It is said that the festival dates back about 1,400 years to a time when the Emperor Kinmei got horses to gallop through the ancient capital to pray for a bountiful harvest.