Night Hill, Roof Terrace
Yoyama can be said to be a small festival before the Yamahoko parade, and the period is the first three days of the Yamahoko parade (front festival), the Shinyuki festival (Shenyu Togo), and the first three days of the Yamahoko parade (after the festival) and the Hokko festival (Shinyto go). They are 7/14~16 and 7/21~23 respectively. 7/14 and 7/21 of the Yamaho Parade can also be called Xiaoxiao Mountain, and 7/15 and 7/16 are called Xiaoxiao Mountain. In these few nights, many important roads in Kyoto have turned into paradise for pedestrians (you can only walk, vehicles are not allowed to enter), all kinds of yatai (night market vendors), shops on both sides of the street, in the alleys, the lively yatai is the same as the Yamaho parade It is one of the most popular events in the Gion Festival, with 300,000 participants on 7/16 this year. Walking in Kyoto at night, watching the gorgeous Yamahoko lit up at night, listening to the festival music played by Yamahoko Kamiko, and eating a variety of Japanese snacks on both sides of the house. Vision, hearing, taste, the three senses are stimulated at the same time.
During the Mt. Ioyama, in addition to the terraces, you can also go to the various mountain hoko preservation houses during the day to appreciate the treasures of the mountain hoko and the gods that will be on the mountain hoko during the parade. According to the different stories and meanings of each mountain hoko, there will also be different royal treasures. Divine bodies, such as Bai Juyi on Bailetian Mountain, carp on Lishan Mountain, Shanfu on Shanfu Mountain, etc. In addition to the Goshen, the ornaments around Yamahoko and items collected by Yamahoko's conservators are also precious treasures. During the festival, be sure to visit the various mountain hoko preservation houses to see these treasures that can only be seen in these few days. Of course, if you see a souvenir you like or a ちまき (zongzi) that keeps you safe, don’t forget to buy it immediately, if you miss it, you will have to wait another year.
In addition to displaying treasures, each Yamahoko preserver also holds various ceremonies and events. For example, there will be Goma Burning (burning goma wood for blessing) in Yamahoyama and Yoxingzhe Mountain, and there will be stick vibrations at Aya Umbrella Hoko (dancing stick dance sacrifice to the gods), etc. All kinds of activities have their own characteristics, so you should pay more attention during this period. The website of each Yamahoko Preservation Society, so you won't miss the event you want to see.
Hiyori Kagura is held the night before the Yamahoko parade to pray for good weather during the Yamahoko parade. Each Yamahoko will push a float with a gong hanging on it, and while playing, he will advance to the Shijo Imperial Palace, and the general audience will be followed by the float, just like a small Yamahoko parade.
For the month-long Gion Festival, there will be activities almost every night. The quiet ancient capital is full of vitality this month, showing another side that she does not usually have. If you want to see a different Kyoto, in addition to the Yamaho parade, don’t forget These special nights during the Xiaoshan period.
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