On July 7, 2024, Yasaka Shrine in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City held a "shrine visit  Ceremony" where the children of the Ayakasahoko (Ayakoji-dori Muromachi Nishi-iru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City) of the Gion Festival pray for the safety of the festival. Six children carrying the children participated in the ritual in the scorching heat.

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