JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

*Be sure to wear a mask when traveling.

The unique thing about the Handa Dashi Matsuri is that although all the floats are religious, it's not a religious festival. 
It's just a tourist event started in 1979. The local Junior Chamber of Commerce started the festival to mark its 15th anniversary. From 1987, they decided to hold it every 5 years. So it is held on years ending with a "2" or "7."
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The unique thing about the Handa Dashi Matsuri is that although all the floats are religious, it's not a religious festival.

It's just a tourist event started in 1979. The local Junior Chamber of Commerce started the festival to mark its 15th anniversary. From 1987, they decided to hold it every 5 years. So it is held on years ending with a "2" or "7."

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