Thursday, July 17, 2008

Gion Festival Climax with its floats parade

Last three nights, center of Kyoto city provided so-called "Pedestrian Heaven" in which all the traffic were regulated to only pedestrians. All the floats were moving in the parade. Those floats don't have any steering wheels so they use bamboo trees and water to turn huge floats at each major intersection. Hot and humid day of over 95F re-reminds everyone here of Kyoto Summer. Language School teachers and some students went to a coffee shop to avoid "dehydration" and to re-energize themselves! Students will take final examination tomorrow before visiting the Phoenix Pavilion! Hope everyone do well!

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