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Tenno-sai Festival, EnoshimaMore pictures here.
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Yasukuni Shrine's main torii during Mitama Matsuri
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Pre-festival event held in the afternoon, Yamato Awa Odori
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Many women drummers also perform. Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri, Tokyo
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Infectious Okinawan beat. Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri, Tokyo
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Gathering at Narita-san temple
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Narita Gion Matsuri
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Nebuta float and haneto dancers. Also see the video at YouTube.Mitama Mtasuri at Yasukuni Shrine.
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Yamato Awa OdoriHeld in late July, Kanagawa Pref.
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Narita-san during Narita Gion Festival
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Narita Gion Matsuri
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Their dance moves were outstanding.
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Chidori-ren ちどり連
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Chidori-ren at Yamato Awa Odori
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Hanagasa umbrella dancers, Tenjin Matsuri, Osaka 花傘
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The Boat Procession (Funa-togyo) is the Tenjin Matsuri festival's main event.
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To ride these boats, you have to be a member of a shrine parish or supporting group.
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Pulling a float at the Kyoto Gion Matsuri.
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Turning the hoko float at the Kyoto Gion Matsuri.
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Very intricate streamers at Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Matsuri in early July.
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These four beautiful streamers represent the four seasons, from left to right, spring, summer, fall, and winter.
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Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival
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Down ramp
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Blessings at seaThe mikoshi and bearers are blessed by a shrine priest on a boat wielding a sacred staff.
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Kagurazaka Awa Odori dancers
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Kaguazaka Awa Odori dancers in front of Bishamonten temple. 毘沙門天
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Kitamachi Awa Odori, Nerima-ku, Tokyo
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Kitamachi Awa Odori Dance, Nerima-ku, Tokyo きたまち阿波おどり
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Nice formation.
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I followed the floats from Nakasendo Road near Yagihashi Dept. Store to the main festival plaza. Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama
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Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama
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Great that they posed for us. Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama
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As it got darker, they lit the lanterns on the floats. Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama
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Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama
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Pretty at night with all the lanterns in the Chidorigafuchi moat.
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Floating lanterns in Chidorigafuchi moat.
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Shigaraki Fire Festival in late July in Koka, Shiga Prefecture.
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First they go along the main street toward Shigaraki Station. In the background is a Shigaraki pottery shop.
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Shigaraki taiko drummers' main competitor for attention was the smartphone (or maybe Pokemon Go).
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The 7th Yokohama Hawai'i Festival was held during July 25-27, 2008 at the huge Osambashi Pier next to Yamashita Park. Way to Osambashi. 大さん橋
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This huge Osambashi Hall was filled with stalls selling mainly Hawaiian clothing.
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On the roof of the Osambashi Pier, is an outdoor plaza and yet another stage. Yokohama Hawai'i Festival
 
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