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At 2 pm, the 18 portable shrines gather at the Ohara Fishing Port. 大原漁港に参集
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They run around while carrying a portable shrine.
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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They keep going round and round. Quite rowdy.
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A man who got bumped and fell is quickly brought to his feet by other people.
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Nice mikoshi.
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One thing unusual about this festival is that they carry the mikoshi with their hands and arms only, and not on their shoulders.
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Tossing a portable shrine, a common sight during the festival.
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This is where they offload fish.
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Ohara beach where the portable shrines will be carried into the ocean. 大原海水浴場
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Ohara beach
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A few photographers come early to secure the best positions.
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They are soon followed by many more photographers.
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The crowd at the beach.
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At 3 pm, the first portable shrine is carried into the ocean. 汐ふみ(大原海水浴場)
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Portable shrines from 18 shrines in the area join in the festival.
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Ohara Hadaka Matsuri
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Many more portable shrines follow.
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Tossing a mikoshi. Also see the video at YouTube.
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Ohara Hadaka Festival
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This photographer forgot his shorts.
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Gas station
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Exhibition space
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Taking a break.
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From the beach, the portable shrines are paraded in town.
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Also at night.
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Festival poster for Sept. 23-24, 2004.
   
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