If you are planning to visit Kyoto, you want to check the website, Kyoto Travel Guide. You can find almost everything about Kyoto; its history, locations, dining, accomodations, transportation, events, and more.
Today, October 22, there will be "Jidai Matsuri (Jidai Festival)," a commemorative event held in Kyoto. It features a procession of about 2000 people in period dress, marching the major streets in the heart of Kyoto, as far as 2km. The procession brings to life the transition of the ages, showing the customs and culture of each period in sequential order.
Video recorded in last year's "Jidai" festival