National Geographic : 1933 Mar
Photograph by W. Robert Moore ANCIENT PAGEANTRY PASSES UNDER JAPAN'S LARGEST TORII The Festival of the Ages is performed annually in Kyoto on October 22 by the leaders of the chief Shintoshrine ofthe city, incommemoration ofthe founding of the early Japanese capital by Emperor Kwammu. The festival portrays the costumes and historical events which have taken place from 794 A. D . until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. The torii is of reinforced concrete.