Gion-matsuri (Gion Festival) in white bundle by Sashiko.Lab

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  • PDF pattern
  • White cotton sarashi fabric, precut to 13 x 13 in./35 cm
  • 1 package of sashiko needles
  • 1 skein of cotton sashiko thread in red, 20 m/22 yd
  • 1 skein of cotton sashiko thread in navy, 20 m/22 yd
  • Optional: tracing tool (choose compressed chalk pencil or water-soluble pen)


Gion-matsuri takes place annually in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan. It dates back to 869 as a religious ceremony to pray for deliverance from plague.

The finished design is approximately 28 cm/ 11 in square. Please note that this file contains the pattern only, and no written instructions. This pattern is easy to follow, as long as you have some basic sewing skills. The only technique you’ll need is a simple running stitch. For help, please refer to these videos:

Also available in white on navy.