Gion Festival Celebrated In Kyoto

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People pull float named Yamahoko during the annual Kyoto Gion... News PhotoAnnual Event,Cultures,Gion,Gion Matsuri,Horizontal,Human Interest,Japan,Kyoto Prefecture,People,PullingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Buddhika WeerasingheKYOTO, JAPAN - JULY 17: People pull float named Yamahoko during the annual Kyoto Gion Festival on July 17, 2013 in Kyoto, Japan. The Gion festival is one of three biggest Japanese festivals. dating back to the 9th century, the festival is part of a ritual intended to satisfy the Gods that brought on fire, floods and earthquakes. During the festival the streets are decorated with lanterns and many of the women dress in 'yukata', summer kimonos. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)