Kushi Matsuri 櫛祭. Comb Festival featuring a colorful parade of about 45 women having their hair done in various coiffures representing each era from ancient times to the present day and in clothes reflecting those eras.
Incoming Kansai Event
Seimei-jinja Reisai 晴明神社例祭. Annual Festival of the shrine. Main event of the festival is Shinko-sai (a parade of Mikoshi led by a traditional boys' drums and fifes band, the carriages of the halberds, girls in beautiful attire, and decorated horses), proceeding on the main streets in the neighborhood of the shrine.
Heian-jingu Shin-en Muryo Kokai 平安神宮神苑 無料公開. Opening Shin-en (the sacred garden) at the shrine to the public for free of charge. Japanese bush clovers are usually in full bloom in September.
Hagi Matsuri 萩まつり. Japanese bush clover Festival. Bush clovers are beautifully planted all over the precincts of the shrine. Several Japanese traditional performances are scheduled.
Danjiri Matsuri だんじり. Festival known as one of the most powerful and exciting festivals in Japan. Men wearing happi coats pull over 30 beautifully-bedecked floats on the city's main streets.
Kangetsu-no Yube 観月の夕べ. Moon-viewing Party. Mid-autumn full moon-viewing on the boats adrift on Osawa Pond.
Uneme Matsuri 采女まつり. Annual Festival held on the night of the mid-autumn full moon (Chushu-no-meigetsu ).
Dai-monji Gozan Okuri-bi 大文字五山送り火. Great Bonfire lit on Kyoto's five mountains
Dai-monji Okuri-bi - 大文字送り火. Bonfire Event lit on Mt. Takamado. A spectacular bonfire in the shape of the Chinese character "Dai (大）" meaning "large" or "space" is kindled on the slope of the mountain.
The Ceremony of lighted lanterns. Some 3,000 lanterns in total including stone lanterns on the approach from the second Torii Shrine's gate to the south gate, are lighted up to console the ancestors' souls.