July 15 - 17 Gion Matsuri is one of the top 3 biggest Festivals celebrated in Japan.It is celebrated to keep away bad omens such as disease and natural disasters.Classic family-owned inn set in a traditional wooden house dating from 1818, located on a charming side street in the heart of the city.Each of the 28 guest rooms comes with a dedicated kimono-clad attendant and features polished wood beams, reed ceilings, antique furnishings, gold-painted screens, papered shoji windows ...
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In the evening, One wades into knee deep water in the stream that flows through the shrine, lighting a candle at one end and leaving it on a special tiered pedestal at the other.
After wading out, one is invited to drink purified water which is believed to ensure a summer of health and vitality.
"Combining literature, tree ring dating, and space observation, we have uncovered clear patterns in solar activity and astronomical events,” says Kyoto University space scientist Hiroaki Isobe.
"In the present day, large solar storms can significantly disrupt power grids and satellites.