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Matchlock gun demo at Azuchi Nobunaga FestivalMore pictures here.
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Demonstration of matchlock guns, Azuchi Nobunaga Festival.Even these people had to obtain police permission to bear and fire these feudal-era guns.
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Boat ride along the moat of Azuchi Castle.
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Ahoy there!
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Hie Shrine's Sanno Matsuri Jinko-sai Procession in front of Imperial Palace.
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Flower float, Sanno Matsuri
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Oda Nobunaga 織田信長
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Ishida Mitsunari 石田三成
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The procession passes by Tatsumi Turret as it leaves the Imperial Palace.
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A mikoshi passes by Tatsumi Turret of the Imperial Palace durng the Sanno Matsuri Jinko-sai.
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Parish members wait for the portable shrines to arrive. The paper lanterns are written with the names of the parish.
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Hie Shrine Sanno Matsuri
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Horikiri Iris Garden, Katsushika, Tokyo
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Katsushika Iris Festival at Mizumoto Park in full bloom.
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Taume rice planters at the Taga Taisha Rice-planting Festival. 田植女
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Oyushiki ceremony is performed to purify the sacred rice paddies during the Taga Taisha Rice-Planting Festival. 御湯式
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Taume rice-planting girl at Taga Taisha Rice-planting Festival, Shiga Prefecture.
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Also see my YouTube video here.
   
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