Gion Matsuri Festival in 2020 Corona2020

Otabisho in 2020, originally three portable shrines are enshrined

Display at Daimaru department store 

Yamabokojunnko on 2020 is replaced to the festival on August 24

This year, the Aoi Matsuri event and the Gion Matsuri Festival have also been cancelled. The Jidai Matsyri event is also canceled at the Autumn . For that reason, the minimum pilgrimage as a Shinto ritual was carried out instead of this year’s parade. It is lonely that there is no festival where it was natural to have an event every year.

Gion Matsuri Festival

Kyoto, annual events are generally organized by farming cycles. As a result, big festivals are often held before rice planting in spring and after harvesting in autumn, and for many years, under the influence of “spiritual beliefs” in Kyoto, people thought that the dead would spread the plague since the Heian period. They had the souls and resentments unskilled in this world.

 In the Heian period, the spiritual belief was practiced with the festival of Gozu-Emperor and became established as the Gion spiritual society, but the spiritual society is best held from spring to summer. This is a season when epidemics are likely to prevail, and because a flood of rivers during the rainy season has caused a secondary disaster of infectious diseases.

It was the roots of Gion Matsuri Festival and the role of Yasaka Shrine to worship the spirit, which is considered to be the root of disasters and plagues, and pray for the peace of the townspeople of Kyoto during this period.

 When the messenger Irishiomi came from Kourai in the second year of Emperor Saimei (656), he enshrined Susanonomikoto (Gozu-Empera), who was enshrined on Ushizuyama in Siragi. He was given the surname of YasakanoMiyatsuko, which is said to be the root of Yasaka Shrine. When the author investigated, there was a slight age difference between the perception of historians and the explanation of the shrine, but

 In the 11th year of Jōgan (869), when a plague broke out nationwide, rumors spread that this was a ghost of politically defeated people and was a “ghost of Gion Gozu-Tennou.” In order to disperse this, on June 7th of the lunar calendar, we reported the edict to Shinsen-en Garden, which was the largest garden in Heiankyo, and held a festival with 66 platforms, named after the number of countries at that time.

It is said that the Gion Matsyri Festival began on the 14th when a boy in Rakuchu (the center of town) sent a portable shrine to Shinsen-en Garden to pray for the elimination of the disaster.

This is the first festival held by the government, but it is said that the Gion Matsuri Festival began when the messenger of Kokuriye

The lord of Irishiomi has the meaning of Yasaka Shrine, and was called the Giongoryoe in consideration of the area name called Yasaka Township, and it was a festival that became the source of vitality for the city.

By the way, Jogan earth quake occurred on May 26th (July 13th of the new calendar), which is 11 years in Jogan, a tsunami rushed to Mutsu province at night, and 1000 people were drowned and it is recorded in “Nihon Sandai Jitsuroku”.

A Yama is a mountain shape, pine trees, and dolls, which are said to have existed for a long time.

 The Chigo rides on the Naginata-Hoko, which is a remnant of the Hoko dancing on the Hoko.The Chigo rides only the Naginata Hoko , and the other Hoko carry dolls.

 Before the Meiji era, there was a parade on June 7, and another parade on the 14th. There were two festivals, the first festival and the second festival, and it was one parade for a long time, but in recent years. The post-festival is back.

 It is said that the irregular festivals have been held every year since the first year of Tenroku (970), and in the first year of Choho (999), a Yama was built, and in the Northern and Southern Dynasties period, the shape of the parade was almost completed.

As a moving museum, the parade has the meaning of a demonstration of competing for manufacturing skills, and the hangings are decorated with halberd imported from Persia, so to speak, it is also a parade of trade fairs, and this tradition is still alive today. The splendid hangings are the treasures of Naginataboko.

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