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Another Heian Female Personality in the Jidai Matsuri Procession

Another Heian Female Personality in the Jidai Matsuri Procession

Jidai Matsuri: portrayal of Tokiwa Gozen (1160); picture by Ben Adelaide

Jidai Matsuri: portrayal of Tokiwa Gozen picture by Ben Adelaide. This looks like it's from the Heian period.

A Saiō (齋王), also known as "Itsuki no Miko"(いつきのみこ), was an unmarried female relative of the Japanese emperor, sent to Ise to serve at Ise Grand Shrine from the late 7th until the 14th century.

A Saiō (齋王), also known as "Itsuki no Miko"(いつきのみこ), was an unmarried female relative of the Japanese emperor, sent to Ise to serve at Ise Grand Shrine from the late until the century.

The Taj in the background

In my parents youth in India, it was custom for women to wear traditional Sari dresses and conservative clothes. This is a huge shift of culture from then up until now.

雨上がりの京都西陣、雨宝院

雨上がりの京都西陣、雨宝院

Child Costumes

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Oni at the annual Setsubun festival at the Heian jingu in Kyoto, yesterday!

The Oni (鬼) are driven out by shinto priest, who are trowing mame-maki (roasted bean) bags at them. All this during the setsubun festival at the Heian jingu in Kyoto.

Ikan

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