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Yoshiwara Gion Festival Kids

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on June 14, 2014

The Yoshiwara Gion festival is one of the biggest annual festivals in the city of Fuji in Shizuoka prefecture to the west of Tokyo. It kicks of tomorrow Saturday with the grande finale on Sunday when the streets will absolutely packed with both locals and tourists. One of the thins I love about this festival is that is essentially dominated by kids and younger people to a degree you don’t see in the bigger cities like Tokyo. Here are some of the photos I took of kids in full on festival mode during a an hour or so on the Sunday evening of last year’s Gionsai.

If you are in Shizuoka over the weekend or in Tokyo and don’t mind the hour and a half train ride, I can really recommend this festival!

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