【4K Video】On May 4, 2024, a ''purification ceremony'' was held at Shimogamo Shrine, a World Heritage Site in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, where Saiodai and women purify themselves ahead of the Aoi Festival. Akiko Matsuura 22years old, a member of the Saio Dynasty wearing a 12-hitoe costume, dipped her hands together in the Mitarashi Pond in the shrine grounds, praying for a safe Aoi Festival.