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130208-0004 - Gion Matsuri


Kyoto Taisho 1920s Nobukuni Enami
A festival float is being pulled down a street during Kyoto‘s famed Gion Matsuri, which takes place during July. The festival was started in 869, when Kyoto was suffering from pestilence.

Original text: “A decorated car with musical band on it, drawn by many people on a Gion festival day.”
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