Wind belles festival in Heian Jingu shrine in Kyoto!
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Wind belles festival
The Tanabata Wind belles festival is being held at Heian Jingu Shrine in Kyoto City.
Wind bells are swaying in the vermilion-lacquered corridor, and their clear tones create a momentary coolness.
This is the first time this year hoping the wind belles to ward off evil spirits.
It will help people feel cooler and relief in the period of the Covid-19.
About 1,000 wind belles made of glass and ceramics were hung in the corridor of the important cultural property.
Visitors can write their wishes on strips of paper and dedicate them to the shrine.
History of Heian Jingu shrine
Heian Jingu Shrine was planned to be as a centerpiece of the National Industrial Exhibition held in Kyoto in 1895.
It was to commemorate the 1,100th anniversary of the relocation of the capital to Kyoto(ancient name of kyoto, Heian-kyo.)
The shrine pavilions were modeled after the Chodoin, the main building of the inner palace of Heian-kyo.
And it was restored to five-eighths the size of the original.
It’s completed in 1895.
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