A Religious Procession

A Religious Procession by Mortimer Menpes. 1901. Watercolor. Source: Japan: A Record in Colour, facing p. 70. Menpes depicts on of the myriad festivals held in Japan. These are Shinto priests leading the festival deity on a float, watched by throngs of people of all ages. This might be a festival put on by the famous and popular Kamigamo Shrine on the banks of the Kamo river in Kyoto, since Menpes mentions the "Shinto temple called 'Kamogamo'" later on (108). — Jacqueline Banerjee

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Menpes, Dorothy. Japan: A Record in Colour. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1901. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of California Libraries. Web. 25 June 2019.

Created 25 June 2019