JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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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.

Keywords: shiga hino-cho matsuri festival float

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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