JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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The torches are made of tree branches, bamboo, and straw from rapeseed hulls. Many people are involved in gathering the materials and making the torches.
Keywords: shiga moriyama katsube shinto shrine fire festival matsuri

The torches are made of tree branches, bamboo, and straw from rapeseed hulls. Many people are involved in gathering the materials and making the torches.

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