Most viewed - Takehana Matsuri + Wisteria Festival 竹鼻まつり・ふじまつり
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This float had karakuri mechanical puppets.35 views
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From 1 pm to 1:30 pm, all seven floats took turns to perform. 33 views
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This float had a human inside this costume of Hotei, one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune.33 views
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Path leading to the entrance of Takehana Betsuin temple.33 views
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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.30 views
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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.28 views
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Festival started with an opening ceremony on a road near Takehana Betsuin.28 views
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Watch my video to see and hear what they did.25 views
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Takehana Betsuin temple's wisteria is over 300 years old.23 views
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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.22 views
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A few of the floats stopped in front of Takehana Bestuin and performed again.22 views
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This float just decorated the street.22 views
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After all the floats finished performing, they started moving out to parade on other streets.21 views
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Front wheel21 views
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Rear wheel21 views
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Karakuri puppet.21 views
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Takehana Betsuin temple belongs to the Jodo Shinshu Sect's Otani School (Higashi Hongwanji).21 views
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Cemetery next to the main hall.21 views
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Floats parading near the train station.21 views
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My YouTube video of Takehana Matsuri showing all the performances on the floats.21 views
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Inside Takehana Betsuin. Very impressive for a rural area.20 views
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View from the Hondo main hall.20 views
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