Introduction of The Festival

Gion Matsuri Kyoto City・Kyoto Pref

Gion Matsuri

祇園祭:北観音山

float(Kitakannon-yama)

The Gion Matsuri festival is one of the three most famous festivals in Japan, and it is well known for its long history and length of the festival period (1 month). The highlight of the festival is the Yamaboko Junko on July 17, where as many as 32 beautifully decorated floats are paraded through the city. Gorgeous tapestries, jacquard (Tsuzure-ori), and Nishijin-ori textiles are used to decorate the floats.

Category
Floats・Parade
Location(s)
Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto Shijo Karasuma
Date(s) of Matsuri
July 17
Contact
Gion-matsuri Kyosankai
Access
Subway Shijo Station
URL
Conservation Group
Gion-matsuri Yamaboko Rengokai
Note
Important folk cultural assets designated by the National Government