Gion Festival yoiyoiyama (Kyoto Japan)
The deity of this float is a statue of Sugawara Michizane, a late 9th century aristocrat who is identified with "Tenjin" or the God of Thunder. The statue is said to have once been enshrined in the premises of the noble family, Kazahaya, who lived in, and became the origin of, "Kazahaya-cho", the town that owns this float. This yama is characterized by its impressive red-painted torii shrine gate.
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