Jidai Matsuri ~Festival in Kyoto~

Jidai Matsuri is a traditional festival in Kyoto that takes place every year on October 22nd. This festival started from 1895 (Meiji period).

 Jidai Matsuri

Jidai Matsuri

The aim of Jidai Matsuri is to preserve and exhibit the traditional methods and techniques to create armors, costumes, or tools. You can see beautiful costumes or armors which are made with refined and solid techniques from Heian period to Meiji period. (8C ~ 19C)

 Fujiwara Period (Around 894 to 12C)

Fujiwara Period (Around 894 to 12C)

The parade leaves Kyoto Imperial Palace around noon and walks to Heian Jingu Shrine. It takes about 3 to 4 hours from the beginning of the parade to the end of it. 2,000 people join the festival and all of them wear traditional clothes and walk the main streets of Kyoto to Heian Jingu Shrine.

 Edo Period (1600~1868)

Edo Period (1600~1868)

 Azuchi Momoyama Period(1568~1600)

Azuchi Momoyama Period(1568~1600)

 Shibata Katsuie

Shibata Katsuie

 Ashikaga Shogun

Ashikaga Shogun

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 Muromachi Period (1338~1573)

Muromachi Period (1338~1573)

 Shizuka Gozen

Shizuka Gozen

 Sei-Shonagon and Murasaki-Shkibu

Sei-Shonagon and Murasaki-Shkibu

 Ono-no-Komachi

Ono-no-Komachi

 Wake-no-Hiromushi

Wake-no-Hiromushi

 Tomoe-Gozen (Lady Samurai)

Tomoe-Gozen (Lady Samurai)

 Sakanoueno Tamuramaro

Sakanoueno Tamuramaro

 Enryaku Period (782~806)

Enryaku Period (782~806)

 Tomoe-Gozen

Tomoe-Gozen

Jidai Matsuri is one of the biggest festivals in Kyoto. Please visit Kyoto and see these beautiful works of art.