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.