i hope everyone is enjoying the Gion Matsuri 2014 in Kyoto :)
Gion Matsuri is one of the greatest and biggest festival in Japan, and the main events are held on July 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th. During these four days, many people are filling the streets in the city to enjoy the displays and the food from the small shops.
The three days preceding the big parade on the July 17 are called Yoi-Yama. In this period, the floats are stationed in each town’s streets. There are 23 floats, displaying their ornaments such as tapestries and carvings.
Until July 16th, streets are more crowded after 6 p.m. when the lanterns turn on as people come out to see the festival after work.
Also many Japanese people are wearing the summer kimono called " yukata " in
order to enjoy the festival. This year KyotoKimonoRental41 proposes to the customers a wild collection of colorful and original yukata for mens and women :)
so please come to visit us !
If you are also coming to enjoy the festival you should pass by the shop, we are just located in Shijo !