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Maiko poses in front of the Naginata-boko float across the street in Kyoto560 views
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On July 16, the night before the Gion Matsuri Yamaboko Junko parade of floats, the Yoiyama display of floats lit up at night attract huge crowds in central Kyoto. You can also enter some of the grand floats.251 views
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Huge crowd177 views
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A real crowd pleaser. Thanks for posing!166 views
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Naginata float at night161 views
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Maiko pose156 views
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Naginata float at night150 views
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Even before evening comes, a large crowd stop to see the Naginata-boko float at Shijo-Karasuma.146 views
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Souvenir hunters. Cheap geta clogs and yukata (made in China) are sold.139 views
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Side street of food and souvenir stalls134 views
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Maiko in my midst130 views
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Bridge to the float.126 views
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People vying to see Naginata-boko float.126 views
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Yamabushi-yama119 views
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Teens in yukata118 views
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Maiko alert117 views
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Girls in yukata singing in front of Minami-Kannon Yama float to attract donors.117 views
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Yamabushi-yama residence opened up for public display113 views
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If you like women in yukata, see the Yoiyama (or Yoiyoiyama or Yoiyoiyoiyama during the three evenings before the main Gion Matsuri parade).109 views
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Yamabushi-yama 山伏山108 views
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Shijo-dori street and Naginata float. This area was the most crowded.105 views
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Minami-Kannon Yama float104 views
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Matsuzakaya 松坂屋102 views
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Geta for 600 yen101 views
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Yoshikawa: A special treat is that private residences in the old kimono merchant district open up their entryways to show folding screens, kimono, and other treasures.101 views
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Tenjin-yama99 views
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Crowd and floats om Shijo-dori street 四条通り99 views
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Minami Kannon-yama float98 views
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Crowd and floats on Shijo-dori street as darkness sets in.96 views
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Tenjin-yama 天神山94 views
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Yoshikawa93 views
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Yoshikawa92 views
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A plastic sheet protects the tapestry from rain (it was a cloudy day)88 views
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Shijo-dori street and Naginata float. This area was the most crowded.88 views
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Side street to Minami Kannon-yama float87 views
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Crowd on one of the main streets86 views
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Crowd on Shijo-dori street86 views
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Shijo-dori street toward Naginata float86 views
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Naginata float at night85 views
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Minami-Kannon Yama float84 views
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Minami Kannon-yama float82 views
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Minami Kannon-yama float and flute players81 views
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Shijo-dori street toward Naginata float81 views
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I went up to the 2nd floor of the house and lined up to enter the Minami-Kannon Yama float.80 views
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Bridge to the Minami-Kannon Yama float. 南観音山79 views
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Flute players on Minami-Kannon Yama float. 南観音山78 views
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Front of the float with small taiko drums. They sit on a very narrow bench along the edges.76 views
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Bells76 views
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Outside view from the float76 views
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Minami-Kannon Yama float 南観音山75 views
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On the top deck of the float where the musicians play. It is a very small space.75 views
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Outside view from the house connected to the float.75 views
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Statue of Minami-Kannon inside the house connected to the float.74 views
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The public can enter the float through a small bridge connecting the float to a house.74 views
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People line up to enter the Minami-Kannon Yama float.73 views
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Outside view from the house connected to the float.73 views
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Front of the float73 views
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A pole in the middle71 views
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Bridge to the Minami-Kannon Yama float. 南観音山71 views
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Minami-Kannon Yama float. 南観音山69 views
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Ceiling68 views
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Statue of Minami-Kannon inside the house connected to the float.68 views
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On the narrow bridge to the float.67 views
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Minami-Kannon Yama float. 南観音山66 views
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Bridge to the Minami-Kannon Yama float. 南観音山63 views
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