On July 13, 2023, a "shrine visit ceremony" was held for the children of the Gion Festival Naginat-hoko (Shijo-dori Karasuma Higashi-iriru, Shijo-dori, Kyoto City) to visit Yasaka Shrine in Higashiyama Ward. Hikaru Taki, an 11-year-old child, rode on a white horse and visited the shrine in the occasional rain to pray for the safety of the parade of floats on July 17 before the festival.

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