Last additions - Hino Matsuri Festival 日野祭
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The Rikutoku float from Shimizu-cho prepares to leave the shrine.Apr 22, 2012
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The first of three portable shrines leave the shrine in a procession for the Otabisho resting place across town.Apr 22, 2012
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Sacred dance is performed during the ceremony.Apr 22, 2012
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A Shinto ceremony is held in front of the three portable shrines.Apr 22, 2012
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Since this was soon after 3/11 Tohoku disasters, a black and white curtain (used for mourning) was put up.Apr 22, 2012
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People line up to pray at the shrine.Apr 22, 2012
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Most of the floats have decorations on the roof. Most depict local heroes such as Lord Gamo Ujisato.Apr 22, 2012
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All the while at the shrine, festival music was played.Apr 22, 2012
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Tapestry on the back of the Shimizu-cho float.Apr 22, 2012
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Photos labeled as "2012" were taken on May 3, 2011, not 2012.Apr 22, 2012
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Rikutoku float from Shimizu-cho arrives at the shrine.Apr 22, 2012
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My video of Hino Matsuri on May 3, 2011.Apr 21, 2012
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A sign in front of the storehouse introduces the float in Japanese, English, and Korean.Nov 19, 2007
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Storehouse for floatNov 19, 2007
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One float (from Shimizu-cho) provided an explanation about the float in English.May 06, 2007
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Float from Shimizu-cho with a panel explaining about the float in both English and Japanese. Carved panels depicting the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety by famed Suwa woodcarver, Tatekawa Washirō and a wave design drawn by Kyōto artist Mankō are..Constructed in 1825 (Bunsei 8). Carved panels depicting the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety by famed Suwa woodcarver, Tatekawa Washirō and a wave design drawn by Kyōto artist Mankō are of great beauty. The gold leaf and lacquer adorning this hikiyama was applied by a Shimizu-chō resident artisan employing the utmost skill and devotion.

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Heading home. More about Hino here.Jul 16, 2006
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The floats leave the shrine one after another.Jul 16, 2006
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Enjoying a free ride home.Jul 16, 2006
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Float named "Jusosha" leave the shrine. 寿雙車Jul 16, 2006
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Mikoshi at the shrineJul 16, 2006
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The three Kamiko.神子Jul 16, 2006
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The floats also start to leave the shrine.Jul 16, 2006
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At 6:00 pm, the procession starts to leave the shrine.Jul 16, 2006
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One of the mikoshi arrives back at Watamuki Shrine at around 4 pm.Jul 16, 2006
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The three mikoshi start to leave the Otabisho.Jul 16, 2006
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A mikoshi on its way to the shrine.Jul 16, 2006
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The mikoshi on its way back to Watamuki Shrine.Jul 16, 2006
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The second mikoshi leaves.Jul 16, 2006
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Procession ready to leave the Otabisho at 3 pm.Jul 16, 2006
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Sacred dance is performed.Jul 16, 2006
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Ceremony at Otabisho お旅所祭典Jul 16, 2006
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The three mikoshi.Jul 16, 2006
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The three mikoshi at the Otabisho.Jul 16, 2006
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Ceremony at OtabishoJul 16, 2006
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The third mikoshi arrives.Jul 16, 2006
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Mikoshi closeupJul 16, 2006
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Phoenix atop a mikoshiJul 16, 2006
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Entrance to Hibarino Otabisho ひばり野 お旅所Jul 16, 2006
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Two of the mikoshi already at the Otabisho.Jul 16, 2006
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Kamiko receive many gifts.神子Jul 16, 2006
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The procession reaches the Otabisho at 12:30 pm.Jul 16, 2006
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One of the three mikoshi on its way to the Otabisho.Jul 16, 2006
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Special viewing window called "sajiki-mado" at Hino Matsuri. They view the Hino Festival procession from this special window. 桟敷窓Jul 16, 2006
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Refreshments served. On the left is the unique sajiki-mado window for viewing the festival.Jul 16, 2006
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The procession proceeds with people chanting "yare, yare."Jul 16, 2006
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Shrine priest in the procession heading for the Otabisho.Jul 16, 2006
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They exit shrine and head for the Otabisho.Jul 16, 2006
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The second mikoshi makes its way through.Jul 16, 2006
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Some chidren lead the way for the second mikoshi.Jul 16, 2006
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The first mikoshi approaches.Jul 16, 2006
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The procession head for the Otabisho at 11:30 am. 渡御出発Jul 16, 2006
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After the ceremony, the Kamiko lead the procession.Jul 16, 2006
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Kamiko神子Jul 16, 2006
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Kamiko. 神子 芝田楽 (shibadengaku)Jul 16, 2006
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Ceremony at the shrineJul 16, 2006
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It was the finest day for the Hino Matsuri festival.Jul 16, 2006
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The three "Kamiko." 神子Jul 16, 2006
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The floats were very colorful against the greenery.Jul 16, 2006
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TV personality Daniel Kahl and a fan at Hino Matsuri, Hino, Shiga Prefecture. ダニエル・カールWhat's this guy from Yamagata-ken doing here at the Hino Matsuri in Shiga Pref??

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Miss Shakunage (Rhododendron) pose in front of a float. There is a valley nearby famous for rhododendron.Jul 16, 2006
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Miss Shakunage (Rhododendron)Jul 16, 2006
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Float named "Hakkei-kaku" featuring small sculptures of the Eight Views of Omi. Built in 1807. Metal ornamentation as well as painted wood carvings on the front and upper transom depicting the Eight Famous Views of Ōmi... 八景閣Constructed circa 1807 (Bunka 4), from Shin-cho. Metal ornamentation as well as painted wood carvings on the front and upper transom depicting the Eight Famous Views of Ōmi create an elaborate adornment to the entryway of this splendid hikiyama.

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Float named "Kanbusha" 観舞車Jul 16, 2006
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Side view of a floatJul 16, 2006
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Closeup of the stepsJul 16, 2006
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Rear view of floatsJul 16, 2006
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Back of a floatJul 16, 2006
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A bugJul 16, 2006
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Float named Man'ensha. Built in 1860 (Man’en 1). 萬延社Constructed in 1860 (Man’en 1). For the first 70 years since its construction, the wood used in this hikiyama was unfinished; but to commemorate the enthronement of Emperor Showa, in 1929 (Showa 4) a black lacquer finish as well as gold leaf and decorative metalwork was added.
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Commemorating Tezuka Osamu's 60th anniversary since his debut as a manga artist. That's Tetsuwan no Atom or Astro Boy.Jul 16, 2006
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Ito Miki, a member of Japan's moguls team at the Turin Winter Olympics, is from Hino.Jul 16, 2006
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"Oh Japan" for the World Baseball Classic won by Japan and coached by Oh Sadaharu.Jul 16, 2006
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Each float has a decoration on the roof depicting a popular topic during the past year. This is Yamauchi Kazutoyo and wife Chiyo from the NHK Taiga Drama called "Komyo ga Tsuji.""Komyo ga Tsuji" is about a up and coming samurai named Yamauchi Kazutoyo and his wife Chiyo who was from Shiga. The story's main setting is Shiga, and the year-long TV series was broadcast during 2006.Jul 16, 2006
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One by one, all the floats gather at the shrine.Jul 16, 2006
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UkiyoeJul 16, 2006
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World Cup soccer 南大窪町の「南壮社(なんそうしゃ)」Jul 16, 2006
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Steering the float with a stick stuck under the wheel to nudge it in the desired direction.Jul 16, 2006
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