On July 10, 2023, one week before the Yamahoko Junko parade (July 17), the pre-festival of the Gion Festival, the 'yamahokotate' began in the Shijo Karasuma area in central Kyoto. On this day, the naginata, kanko, tsuki,niwatori, and kikusui floats were being worked on from early in the morning, and the sounds of the hammers resounded in the town where commuters and tourists came and went.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Due to automatic translation, some expressions may not be accurate.