Aoi-Matsuri

The Aoi Matsuri, or "Hollyhock Festival," is one of the three main annual festivals held in Kyoto, Japan, the other two being the Festival of the Ages (Jidai Matsuri) and the Gion Festival. It is a festival of the two Kamo shrines in the north of the city, Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine. The festival may also be referred to as the Kamo Festival. It is held on 15 May of each year. (source: Wikipedia)
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Dame Murasaki,  1993 . From Wiki:  The Jidai Matsuri (時代祭り) which is held annually from 17 to July 24. It is a festival pan. It is one of Kyotos renowned three great festivals, with the other two being the Aoi Matsuri, held annually on May 15, and the Gion Matsuri, enjoyed by people of all ages, participating in its historical reenactment parade dressed in authentic costumes representing various periods, and characters in Japanese feudal history.

Dame Murasaki, 1993 . From Wiki: The Jidai Matsuri (時代祭り) which is held annually from 17 to July 24. It is a festival pan. It is one of Kyotos renowned three great festivals, with the other two being the Aoi Matsuri, held annually on May 15, and the Gion Matsuri, enjoyed by people of all ages, participating in its historical reenactment parade dressed in authentic costumes representing various periods, and characters in Japanese feudal history.

aoi matusuri

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What beautiful brocade: the entourage of the Saiō-Dai Princess during the Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) in Kyoto. In the Heian period these ladies (myōbu) were of the court/noblewomen of the mid or fifth rank.

What beautiful brocade: the entourage of the Saiō-Dai Princess during the Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) in Kyoto. In the Heian period these ladies (myōbu) were of the court/noblewomen of the mid or fifth rank.

Court ladies dressed in the ceremonial robes of the ancient Heian Court participate in the Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) held annually in the Old Capital of Japan, Kyoto.

Court ladies dressed in the ceremonial robes of the ancient Heian Court participate in the Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) held annually in the Old Capital of Japan, Kyoto.

A princess's attendant in the Aoi Matsuri Festival, Kyoto, Japan.    first published in Smithsonian Magazine and later featured in National Geographic Traveler.

A princess's attendant in the Aoi Matsuri Festival, Kyoto, Japan. first published in Smithsonian Magazine and later featured in National Geographic Traveler.

「葵祭 2012」The Aoi Matsuri ,  ”Hollyhock Festival

「葵祭 2012」The Aoi Matsuri , ”Hollyhock Festival

Aoi-Matsuri (Aoi-festival) in Kyoto Japan.  Heian era costume.   The Aoi Festival came to be held now for approximately 1,400 years.

Aoi-Matsuri (Aoi-festival) in Kyoto Japan. Heian era costume. The Aoi Festival came to be held now for approximately 1,400 years.

Aoi-Matsuri (Aoi-festival) in Kyoto Japan.  Heian era costume.   The Aoi Festival came to be held now for approximately 1,400 years.

Aoi-Matsuri (Aoi-festival) in Kyoto Japan. Heian era costume. The Aoi Festival came to be held now for approximately 1,400 years.

Aoi-Matsuri (Aoi-festival)in Kyoto Japan.    Heian-era costume.

Aoi-Matsuri (Aoi-festival)in Kyoto Japan. Heian-era costume.

Children at the Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival), Imperial Palace, Kyoto.  The main attraction is a procession through the Imperial Palace to the Kamo Shrines in the style of the Heian Period.

Children at the Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival), Imperial Palace, Kyoto. The main attraction is a procession through the Imperial Palace to the Kamo Shrines in the style of the Heian Period.

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