The 2023 Gion Festival started on July 1st. This year, for the first time in four years, Shinto rituals such as the Yamaboko event and Mikoshi parade, which had been canceled or downsized until last year due to the novel coronavirus, will be held as usual. At Yasaka-jinja Shrine (Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City), the naginata-hoko chigo attended the 'Osendo no Gi' and prayed for the safety of the festival.

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