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1890's, Kyoto. A view on Shijo Ohashi (Shijo Great Bridge), one of Kyoto’s most important bridges on the river Kamogawa. Crossing the bridge and walking towards the mountains brought visitors to Yasaka Jinja, the shinto shrine that originated the famous Gion Matsuri. The road towards Yasaka Jinja is quite wide nowadays, but on this photo it is still narrow.
Festival of the Temple of Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 1930 photo by F. M. Trautz
1890's, Kyoto. The three-tiered Koyasu Pagoda (子安の塔) at the entrance gate to Kiyomizudera, possibly one of the most celebrated buddhist temples of Japan. The temple itself is behind the photographer. The pagoda contained an image of the buddhist deity Koyasu Kannon, which is believed to ease childbirth. In 1911 (Meiji 44), the pagoda was moved to a valley next to Kiyomizudera.