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Published on Jul 12, 2016
京都 祇園祭 いよいよ 前祭が近づいてきましたね。
The decoration on the top of this float is a crescent moon, which symbolizes an ancient Chinese legend about “Kankoku” Barrier. During a civil war in 30 B.C., a lord named “Moshokun” needed to pass through a barrier called “Kankoku” at midnight. Since the rules stated that the barrier had to be opened at the first cock crow morning, the lord mimicked a cock’s crow, and thereby tricked the guards into opening