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Kiba Kakunori Square Log Rolling, TokyoHeld in mid-Oct. at Kiba Park, Tokyo.
More pictures here
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Tekomai geisha lead the way for a float at Kawagoe Festival.
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Floats at night, Kawagoe Festival.
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Musical battle between floats.
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A real crowd pleaser.
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Tekomai geisha from Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine walk toward the stage.
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Tomioka Hachiman Tekomai geisha perform at Kiba Park.
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Kiba Kiyari Nembutsu. They hold and rotate a giant rosary while chanting. 木場の木遣念仏
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Fukagawa Chikara-mochi is traditional entertainment spawned by warehouse workers in Sagacho (near Kiba), Tokyo during the Edo Period.
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As one man lies at the bottom, everything is piled up on him. They even swayed the boat.
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Asahi Honen Taiko Odori dancers and Mt. Ibuki in Maibara, Shiga.
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Asahi Honen Taiko Odori dance in Maibara, Shiga.
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During the weekend of Oct. 24-25, 2009 on Yume-Kyobashi Castle Road near Hikone Castle, the mascot character festival was held amid product PR booths. ゆるキャラ ふれあい物産展
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Kabuki-like
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Sagawa family of mascots from Sagawa Art Museum in Moriyama, Shiga.
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Official mascots of Maibara, Shiga Prefecture. A pair of fireflies.
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Hiko-nyan is the most popular character, but he was least seen and not available to the public. No one could get close.
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The Azai sisters. On the left is Chacha-hime, based on the eldest daughter Chacha (later Lady Yodo-dono) of Lord Azai Nagamasa and Oichi (sister of Oda Nobunaga) who lived in Odani Castle in Kohoku-cho. Middle is Hatsu, and Go on the right. 茶々姫
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Ibukiyama Taiko Odori Dance, Maibara, Shiga.
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Ibukiyama Taiko Odori Dance 2010 video.
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The float is about 5.6 meters high. Maibara Hikiyama Matsuri, Shiga. 壽山
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Maibara Hikiyama Matsuri, Shiga.
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They are carried on the shoulders of a man to a waiting car.
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Maihara Hikiyama Matsuri, Shiga.
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Otsu Matsuri floats at Chuo-dori
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Otsu Matsuri floats
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Sawara Autumn Festival held in Oct. in Katori, Chiba. Shonanko (Kusunoki Masatsura) float from Shimowake 下分 in front of JR Sawara Station.Shimowake 下分
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Shonanko (Kusunoki Masatsura) float from Shimowake 下分 in front of JR Sawara Station.
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Sawara Autumn Festival in Katori, Chiba. Float pullers/dancers shout "wasshoi" at Chinzei Hachiro Tametomo float from Kaminakajuku 上中宿.
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Dainanko (Kusunoki Masashige) float from Higashi Sekido 東関戸.
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Sawara Autumn Festival in Katori, Chiba. Dainanko (Kusunoki Masashige) float from Higashi Sekido 東関戸.
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Sawara Autumn Festival in Katori, Chiba. Ushi Tenjin float from Shin-Uwagashi 新上川岸.
     
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