Jidai Matsuri

Jidai Matsuri
Item# KYOMATSURI003

Product Description

Date: 22 October

This festival, falling within the Autumn sight-seeing season, was started in the 28th year of the Meiji-era (1895), when the 1100th anniversary of Heian Sento (the relocation of the capital) was celebrated. In the morning, the shrine procession travels from the Heian Shrine to the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and at noon, processions representing each era parade through the city, and return to the Heian Shrine. Over the course of one hour, the evolution of cultural items and clothing over 1000 years is recreated. Especially in the Edo era procession, old-style demeanor and interesting items of clothing belonging to the Yarimochi, Kasamochi, Kyosekimochi, and Warajitori groups may be seen.