The Yasaka Shrine (Yasakajinja), also known as the Gion Shrine, is a Shinto shrine in the Gion District of Kyoto. The popular city shrine is famous for its Gion Matsuri, one of Japan's largest festivals. Paper lanterns for Gion Festival in Kyoto, Japan
Gion Festival in Kyoto, Japan 鶏鉾の後ろ姿 Niwatori_hoko"-". It's is traditional Japanese festival. But why An European tapestry is hanging in the back of worship ? I think some Jewish people stayed in Japan during the Silk Road era.
The maiko (apprentice geisha) Katsumi taking part in the Hanagasa Junko procession, part of the month long Gion Festival. The festival takes place annually in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan.