Back to central Kyoto, near the main train station, there are 2 very large temples 1 block apart, one is named East the other West. They used to belong to one group, but following a disagreement, they became seperate sects. This is the West temple entrance.

The main building is in a very large courtyard.

And very much in use, shown just before the procession started. No concerns about cameras here, they were running several video cameras just to rebroadcast the the crowds outside...

After watching the start of the ceremony, we left the temple and began to walk south along the street where the temple buildings continued.

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