Thursday, January 18, 2007

Gion Festival (1984)

















Gion Festival (click to see Heron dance performed during Gion festival in Kyoto).























In 1984, my former husband and I welcomed a young Japanese woman into our home as part of a cultural exchange program, which I believe was called The Cultural Homestay Institute and which brought a group of young Japanese women and men to our small town in the state of Washington in August of that year. A friend of hers from the group visited our home and saw the untitled painting I was working on. He said that it reminded him of a float from the Gion Festival.

I tried to create a link to the Wikipedia entry for the Gion Festival, but got an error message:

Your HTML cannot be accepted: Tag is not closed.

As far as I can tell, the tag was closed. Anyone else had trouble like this?

1 comment:

Lori Witzel said...

How odd -- let's see if this works.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Gion_Matsuri

Another beautiful work, BTW.