Mr. Kiyoshi Ishimura is a local promoter of all things Saidaiji, as he produces not only community radio but also a YouTube channel that focuses on the history and culture of the area.
A Saidaiji native, Mr. Ishimura is involved in documenting festivals such as the Saidaiji Eyo, also known as the Naked Man Festival, and other ceremonies and events connected to Saidaiji Kannon-ji Temple. An avid videographer, he bases his community work from a space at the very beginning of Gofuku-dori. He can sometimes be seen tending to some of the props used in the Minataru Hime Town Stroll activity that he manages.
Minataru Hime is one of Saidaiji’s historic figures from the 8th century who is reputed to have been a devotee of Kannon (the Goddess of Mercy). She is said to have crafted numerous statues in her honor. Participants in the stroll become Hime or princess for the day as they walk through the old sections of Saidaiji holding bright vermillion parasols.
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