Prior to the Yamahoko Junko (July 17) of the Gion Festival, a test parade to move the assembled Yamahoko began on July 12, 2023 in central Kyoto. The Kikusui-hoko (Shijo Agaru, Muromachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku), which marked the 70th anniversary of its reconstruction, marched down Muromachi-dori with dignified majesty.

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