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Yukaya

Please look at the photo above. Yes ! it is me. How are you doin’ ?
This is my first letter to this J-Hoppers blog.

Typhoon No.4 has left Kyoto.
Kyoto is in great bustle because of the Gion festival.

I go to Gion festival with my new yakata(summer wear in Japan).

Not only I but also a lot of people enjoy Gion festival with their yukata.

There are a lot of events and performance worth your seeing in Gion festival.
Especially today, I am looking forward to watch Iwami Kagura at Yasaka shrine (Iwami is my home town). Do you know about Iwami Kagura?
It is my recommended event!!
In ancient times it was a dance performed for the enjoyment and appeasement of the gods, but since the Meiji era it has been handed down more as a variety of folk entertainment, for the amusement of the people, than as a sacred ritual. Clad in rich colours, performers dance through the night to distinctive rhythms with elegance and bravado…

Please use the link about Gion festival information.
http://mirahouse.dyndns.org/~mira/kyoto/gion/index_e.html
See you on Gion festival!!

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