And today was that ever-so-exotic feast for the senses known as the Gion Matsuri parade….None of these carts are motorized. Rather they are pulled forward with ropes by teams of young men, whose efforts are directed by the men holding fans riding at the front of the float. Those sitting inside the float are musicians playing flutes and cymbals. I only wish I could have also captured the music and dancing and all the festivities to go along with these few pictures….
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