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The Kusatsu Shukuba Matsuri Festival is held on April 29 to celebrate Kusatsu's history as a post town on the Nakasendo and Tokaido Roads. Numerous events and activities are held such as flea markets, street & stage performances, and Japanese danThis was the first time I saw hula dancing in Shiga. Surprised to see hula dancing (Kusatsu Station plaza).
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Hula dancing at Kusatsu Station plaza. Also see the video at YouTube.
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The Kusatsu-juku Honjin is decorated with curtains. MAP
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Shukuba Odori dance in the shopping arcade.Held 11:00 - 12:00
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Start of Kusatsu Jidai Gyoretsu Procession 草津時代行列
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Kusatsu Shukuba Matsuri is held on April 29 to celebrate Kusatsu's history as a stage town on the Nakasendo and Tokaido Roads. The main highlight is this Kusatsu Jidai Gyoretsu procession from 11:45 am to 2 pm. This is the Tokaido Road.
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Kusatsu Shukuba Festival, Shiga Pref. 大奥夢道中
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Kusatsu Shukuba Festival, Shiga Pref.
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Official Web site here.
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Probably the highest ranking lady.
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Kusatsu Shukuba Festival, Shiga Pref.
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Edo Period Buddhist nun
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Children's procession 子供奴道中
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Daimyo Gyoretsu (Feudal Lord) procession 大名行列
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Professional actor from the Toei Eiga-mura movie village.東映太秦映画村の役者
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Palanquin かご
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The procession in front of the Honjin. Also see the video at YouTube. 本陣前
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Kusatsu Shukuba Festival, Shiga Pref.
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Kusatsu Shukuba Festival, Shiga Pref.
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Kusatsu Shukuba Festival, Shiga Pref.
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Lord's crest
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1:00 pm: Rest stop at Oshioi Shrine. 小汐井神社
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The women only leave the shrine for their own procession.
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Serving free sake.
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Shopping mall
 
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