Takehana Festival, Gifu
Saw the annual Takehana Festival with seven tall ornate floats being hauled around central Hashima in Gifu Prefecture on May 3, 2013. Each float puts on a performance of karakuri doll puppets or kids dancing. 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. At the same time, the lovely Wisteria Festival was held at Takehana Betsuin temple.