From September 15 to November 4, the Portland Japanese Garden is exhibiting photos of the Gion Matsuri (Gion Festival), which is held every summer in Kyoto, and is considered to be the world’s longest-running urban festival.

In addition to the photos, one of the key elements of the exhibit will be a ” Ayagasa Hoko” float used during the Gion Festival.  This marks the first time that the main body of such a float has been displayed outside of Japan.

More information about the exhibit can be found here: