Oct 30, 2009

Pinky Ring's Journey in Search of Beauty of Kyoto III

The Saigu Procession

In ancient times, the imperial family sent their princess to Ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture to serve as shrine maidens. Based on this history, a gorgeous Heian period procession will pass through the Saga Arashiyama area. The procession departs from Nonomiya Shrine and goes Togetsu-kyo Bridge, and finally Arashiyama Port. A ritual is held after the procession.

Source: Kyoto City Tourism and Culture Information System

The Princess


jenny said...

Dear Flowerbossa

Thanks for sharing. I learn and get to know one more things . I went to JNTO site and saw pic of Kyoto during Winter is so beautiful.

Have a nice and wonderful weekend with your family.

Take Care


flowerbossa said...

Dear Jenny,

I had to look up the Saigu Procession to share it with you here^^ I learn so much by blogging...

I have never been to Kyoto in the winter, but it must be beautiful!


Hyds said...

Hi Flowerbossa!
Thanks for sharing Pinky Ring's photos of the Saigu Procession..
I'm looking at the make up and costume. It must be a tedious job to get them all done and ready.

flowerbossa said...

Hi Hyds,

Yes, people in those days must've had a lot of patience!

Kabuki actors today still go through a similar process, I guess. Imagine!