One of the Three Main Festivals in Kyoto from Imperial Palace to Kamigamo Jinja Shrine
Known as one of the three main festivals in Kyoto, Aoi Matsuri is a large parade in Kyoto, in which over 500 people dressed in the aristocratic style of the Heian Period (794-1185) walk from the Imperial Palace to Kamigamo Jinja Shrine. Aoi is Japanese for species of wild ginger, and the festival is named after the Aoi leaves that are worn by the members of the procession (referred to japan-guide.com). This festival is an important ritual for both Shimogamo and Kamigamo Jinja Shrines. The procession will depart from the Kyoto Imperial Palace at 10:30am and slowly proceed to Kamigamo Jinja Shrine via Shimogamo Jinja Shrine.
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