The Heron Dance at Gion Matsuri
One of the many unique events in Kyoto's month-long Gion Matsuri is the Heron Dance, which is performed by children on both July 16 and July 24. The July 16 performance is held right on Shijo Dori, one block West of Yasaka Shrine. It is part of an event called Yoi-Miya Shinshin Hono Gyoji . Shijo