On July 21, 2023, the "Mitarashi Festival" began at Shimogamo Shrine in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, where people put their feet in the pond on the grounds to pray for good health. While the maximum temperature in the city was 35.8 degrees, which was a severe heat of midsummer, families and others felt the coolness of the moment and offered lanterns.

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