On May 16th, 2023, the procession of the Aoi Matsuri, "Roto no Gi", which decorates the top of Kyoto's three major festivals, was held in Kyoto for the first time in four years. Due to the new coronavirus, it has been suspended since 2020, and this year was postponed due to rain for the first time in 11 years. Many people watched about 500 people dressed in Heian period costumes walking gracefully, and the fresh greenery of Miyakooji brightened up.

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