On July 7, 2023, six young children who lead the Ayakasa-hoko parade (Ayanokoji-dori Muromachi Nishiiriru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto) at the Sakimatsuri parade (July 17) of the Gion Festival at Yasaka Shrine in Higashiyama Ward. I went to the "Shasan no Gi" to worship. They lined up in front of the altar with firm expressions and prayed for the safety of this year's festival.

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