Introducing Drape Decorations of Gion Festival's "Taishi Yama" FloatMuseum of Kyoto9 February 2014 - Sightseeing/Events
An exhibition titled "Gion Festival: Taishi Yama no Meiho," or treasures of the "Taishi Yama" float, introducing 22 drape decorations which have been used to decorate the "Taishi Yama" float in the Gion Festival, is being held at the Museum of Kyoto in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto. Resplendent ornamental rugs, decorative tapestries, and other items can be seen.
Exhibited items include "Shiroji Koaoi Ryumonyo Noshi," or an imperial dress with a pattern of small mallows and dragons on a white background, in which the float's deity figure, Prince Shotoku, is dressed, as well as late Edo Period rain gear worn when it rained during the procession, such as an upper garment and a "Hakama" pleated skirt.
Also displayed are the float's front ornamental rug, titled "Higoroji Kakuryu Shishu," or a scarlet woolen embroidered with horned dragons, which was made in 1757, a tapestry-like ornamental rug depicting children in old-fashioned Chinese garments, the deck's railing carved with a passionflower pattern which was popular in the Meiji Period, and others. The exhibition will continue until March 30. The items will be rotated at the end of February. There is an admission fee.(translated by Galileo, Inc.)