A memorial service for Yugiri Tayu is held every November at Seiryoji Temple.
Tayu is a courtesan of the highest rank in Shimabara district in Kyoto.
Yugiri was a renowned Tayu in the 17th century for her beauty and artistic skill who died at the age of 22.
A dance is dedicated by the current Tayu for her grave in this temple.
This is a procession of Imperial princess reproduced every October.
In ancient times, an unmarried princess was sent by each emperor to serve at Ise Shrine.
Princess spend a year of purification at Nonomiya before leaving for Ise.
It took about 6 days to get to Ise from Kyoto.
Concert in a Palace Style Building
Koto Players in Court Lady Costume
Moon Viewing Pond