Gion Festival・Revival of the Taka-yama Float ～Anticipating the Yamahoko Parade 2022～
Due to the extension of the state of emergency declared by Kyoto Prefecture, we regret to inform that this event has been changed to a non-audience event. The event will be recorded and the video distributed as scheduled from July 1 (Thurs) to August 31 (Tues). Please refer to the registration details below to apply for watching the event video online.
Those who have already applied for the on-site event will be contacted individually.
The Gion Festival in Kyoto, designated as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO, is one of the most important Japanese festivals.
A highlight of the festival is the magnificent parade of decorated floats known as the Yamahoko Junkō.
Amongst these, the Taka-yama float boasts a long history of participating in the parade that dates back to the 15th century.
However, the float has been absent from the festival since 1826, when a great storm damaged its decorations. The situation was further worsened by a fire that destroyed most parts of the float in 1864.
In recent years, there has been a movement to revive the Taka-yama float - a long-cherished wish of the townspeople.
Finally, the Taka-yama float is due to return to the Gion Festival in July 2022 for the first time in 200 years.
Besides reporting on the progress of its reconstruction and showcasing its return in a virtual Yamohoko parade, this event also intends to expand the circle of Takayama supporters and raise the momentum for its long-anticipated return to the Gion Festival.
*The event will be held in Japanese.
Date: June 19 (Saturday), 2021 13:00 - 16:00 (entry from 12:00)
Organizer: The Asahi Shimbun
Co-organizers: Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, Taka-yama Preservation Association
Supported by: Kyoto City, NHK Kyoto Broadcasting Station, Gion Festival Yamahoko Association
Sponsored by: Hatena Co., Ltd
1. Attend the event at the venue → The event has been changed to a non-audience event.
For inquiries, please contact: 06-6201-0638 (weekdays 10am-5pm)
2. Watch the event video online (available from July 1 - August 31, 2021)
Please register by scanning the QR code on the flyer or go to the events section on the 朝日 ID-website.
朝日新聞社 寺社文化財みらいセンター長 山内 健
（公財）鷹山保存会 理事長 山田 純司
立命館大学 文学部教授 矢野 桂司
司会・進行 荒山 沙織キャスター (NHK京都放送局）