Last additions - Takehana Matsuri + Wisteria Festival 竹鼻まつり・ふじまつり
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My YouTube video of Takehana Matsuri showing all the performances on the floats.Jun 14, 2013
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Floats parading near the train station.Jun 14, 2013
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View from the Hondo main hall.Jun 14, 2013
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Cemetery next to the main hall.Jun 14, 2013
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Inside Takehana Betsuin. Very impressive for a rural area.Jun 14, 2013
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Takehana Betsuin temple's wisteria is over 300 years old.Jun 14, 2013
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Takehana Betsuin temple belongs to the Jodo Shinshu Sect's Otani School (Higashi Hongwanji).Jun 14, 2013
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Path leading to the entrance of Takehana Betsuin temple.Jun 14, 2013
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This float just decorated the street.Jun 14, 2013
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Karakuri puppet.Jun 14, 2013
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A few of the floats stopped in front of Takehana Bestuin and performed again.Jun 14, 2013
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Rear wheelJun 14, 2013
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Front wheelJun 14, 2013
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After all the floats finished performing, they started moving out to parade on other streets.Jun 14, 2013
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Watch my video to see and hear what they did.Jun 14, 2013
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This float had a human inside this costume of Hotei, one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune.Jun 14, 2013
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This float had karakuri mechanical puppets.Jun 14, 2013
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From 1 pm to 1:30 pm, all seven floats took turns to perform. Jun 14, 2013
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Festival started with an opening ceremony on a road near Takehana Betsuin.Jun 14, 2013
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At the same time, the lovely Wisteria Festival is held at Takehana Betsuin temple. This main festival road leads to the temple and festival site.Jun 14, 2013
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Takehana Matsuri is a festival of ornate floats paraded in central Hashima on May 3. Each float features a performance of puppets (karakuri) or kids dancing. The festival is coupled with the Wisteria Festival at Takehana Betsuin temple.Jun 14, 2013
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Although there are 13 floats, only about half of them take turns to appear at the festival each year. If you want to see all the float, you'll have to see the festival two years in a row.Jun 14, 2013
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