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Aoi Matsuri–Kyoto’s Majestic Hollyhock Festival
May15

Aoi Matsuri–Kyoto’s Majestic Hollyhock Festival

Ten days ago, Japan celebrated Children's day by flying long, colorful koi-shaped flags over private homes and displaying samurai helmuts and dolls related to heroic themes.  Scrolls were hung in private tokonoma alcoves depicting themes of bravery and strength.  Tea bowls with related motifs were taken out of storage for their once-a-year visit to tearooms. Today is May 15th.  From 10:30am this morning, I stood in front of the...

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