The Aoi Festival, the top of Kyoto's three major festivals, was held in Kyoto City on May 15, 2024. The ''Roadside Ceremony'', a procession of about 500 people in Heian costumes, was nearly one kilometer long and drew those watching from the fresh green Miyako Road into the world of an elegant dynasty picture scroll.

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