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News of "Gion Matsuri 2008"

Today I quote herewith the News by Kyoto Shinbun regarding "Gion Matsuri" in Kyoto, one of the "Three Big Festivals in Japan".
Hope you feel and enjoy Kyoto...
Today I quote herewith the News by Kyoto Shinbun regarding "Gion Matsuri" in Kyoto, one of the "Three Big Festivals in Japan".
Hope you feel and enjoy Kyoto.

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2008.7.15.
Pieces of contemporary art work are exhibited at the "Byobu Matsuri," or folding screen festival, of the Gion Festival this summer. Old-established families and business establishments of Yamahoko communities in central Kyoto display folding screens, paintings, and calligraphic works at the festival. While most houses exhibit ancestral items, the traditional Kyoto residence decorating contemporary two- and three-dimensional art works prominently stands out.

2008.7.15.
The evening of July 14 was "Yoiyoiyoiyama," or three nights before the Gion Festival's "Yamahoko Junko" procession, and the streets around the "Yamahoko" float communities in Central Kyoto were temporarily made vehicle-free. The turnout by 9:00 p.m. on that day was 110,000, according to a Kyoto Prefectural Police announcement. Due to the massacre in Akihabara, Tokyo, the police heightened security more than usual.

2008.7.13.
A "Yamahoko" float weight measurement rehearsal using the Naginata Hoko float was carried out on July 12 at Shijo-dori Karasuma Higashi-iru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, in time for "Hikizome," or the first pulling of the floats. The rehearsal was to prepare for a live weighing which will be conducted for the first time during this year's Yamahoko float procession in the Gion Festival on July 17. It was found to weigh 7.32 tons. Board members of the Foundation for Gion Festival Preservation Associations said it was "as expected," because they estimated that the total weight, including approximately 70 "Hayashikata," or musical accompanists, would be 12 tons. However, it is not clear whether this should be considered heavy or light.
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By T.S. on 19th Jul., 2008
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