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Haiku challenge – the Gion festival

Today’s challenge is on the Gion Festival. I’d never heard of this event and am very grateful to Carpe Diem for his write-up on its history and modern manifestation.

Writing haiku about something I’ve not seen seems a bit of a cheat – after all one is supposed to be capturing a moment experienced. However, I have seen parades of floats elsewhere so will use those as a model.

A city en fête

in bright summer: luxurient

floats rumble by.

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