Haiku For Carpe Diem #230, Gione (Gion Festival)

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Gione (Gion Festival) which takes place in Kyoto through the month of July. Your can read about the customs of the festival that inspired this trio here.


gione festival
girls in summer kimonos
young man cuts the cord


Image by Corpse Reviver

the Yamaboko
line the streets of Kyoto
like Whacky Racers


Image by Darwin Cruz

Kyoto boy looks
as proud mother takes photo
DON’T put on Facebook!

I think he got home too late, I found his image on Google.

Smiles, love and laughter

© John Belchamber 2013

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About jrbsays

Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of www.DementiaJourneys.com and other bits and other bobs.
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13 Responses to Haiku For Carpe Diem #230, Gione (Gion Festival)

  1. howanxious says:

    Ha! A lovely set.. 🙂


  2. flatfroghaiku says:

    Whacky Races, brilliant!


  3. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Yeah, if the photo shows up on Facebook, there’s no telling where it’ll go from there!

    Summer Festival


  4. I agree with him. No Facebook for me. Great set 🙂


  5. That third is hilarious. Thank you JRB, for a good laugh.


  6. Maggie Grace says:

    Love the first one with the photo and double meanings. Fun jaunt through the parade 🙂


  7. 4joy says:

    humor and lovely words and images…..what’s not to like?


  8. That last one is great … humor in haiku works great


  9. Ese' s Voice says:

    🙂 A good laugh on my Saturday morning…wonderful images, JRB!


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