Hiki-zome (test run), Gion Maturi, Kyoto

Hiki-zome or test run

After being put together on the 20th and 21st, the second series of Hoko and Yama, the floats that will participate in the second procession on the 24th (the so-called Ato-Matsuri) are tested by the public.   

We were visiting an old machiya on Shinmachi street when this was taken place.  Three large Hoko were tested by the public in the early afternoon and the little street was packed with people.