The "Engagement Ceremony" for the Gion Festival's Nagatoboku (Shijo-dori Karasuma Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City) to welcome this year's child, Nishikawa Masamoto (11 years old), into the town was held on June 12, 2024, at Gion Nishikawa, a Japanese restaurant in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, run by his father. In front of the preservation society officials, the child's parents stated their determination to take on the important role.

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