Cloisonné Silver Medallion "Gion Festival"

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This cloisonné silver medallion features the Gion Festival, which, over its long history and tradition, is renowned as one of Japan's three major festivals.

Yasaka Shrine is in Gion, Higashiyama Ward, in Kyoto City. The Gion Festival begins at Kippuiri on July 1, with many events like Hokodate, Yamadate, Yoiyama, Yamahoko Junko, Shinkousai and Kankousai lasting about one month.

Yamahoko Junko, which takes place on July 17, is the highlight of the festival. This is a parade of 32 yamahoko (decorated floats) with naginatahoko in the lead moving from Shijo Karasuma to Shinmachi Oike. There are many highlights along the way, such as Kujiaratame and Tsujimawashi.

Obverse Design
A scene of Yamahoko Junko, parading down Kyoto's Shijo Street with naginatahoko in the lead. These are painted richly and subtly in cloisonné enamels in six colors: white, black, gray, orange, transparent blue, and transparent red.

Reverse Design
Komagata-chochin, which light up the yamahoko on Yoiyama, the eve of Yamahoko Junko, and Japanese characters meaning “Gion Festival”

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Material Pure Silver
Diameter 60mm
Weight About 160g
Finishing Cloisonné enameled/ Gold plating
Packaging lacquerred wooden presentation box
Scheduled Sales Qty. 400 pieces
Price JPY 121,905 + shipping and insurance charges

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