The stunning colours and costumes of the Jidai Matsuri Festival in Kyoto. A photo essay.
This is all about the celebration of Japan’s former imperial capital, Kyoto. The Jidai Matsuri festival is also known as the ‘festival of the ages’ and occurs every year on October 22nd. The festival features some 2500 people wearing costumes ranging from the 8th to the 19th century parade. The parade goes from the Imperial Palace to the Heian-jingu shrine. This is a stunning Japanese festival full of colour and pageantry. The historical costumes worn are simply incredible.Lonely Planet Kyoto (Travel Guide)