Last additions - Hino Matsuri Festival 日野祭
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Steering the floatJul 16, 2006
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"Yoisho!" (Heave ho!)Jul 16, 2006
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May 3, 2006: Hino Matsuri at Umamioka Watamuki Shrine 本祭(馬見岡綿向神社)MapJul 16, 2006
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Another dashi float is hauled to the shrine. 南大窪町の「南壮社(なんそうしゃ)」Jul 16, 2006
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The 16 floats start entering the shrine grounds during 9:30 - 11:00 am.Jul 16, 2006
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Pulling another float at the Hino Matsuri, Shiga Pref.Jul 16, 2006
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May 2: Night Festival 宵祭Jul 16, 2006
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Warehouse for one of the floatsJul 16, 2006
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Pulling a float on the festival eve starting at 7 pm.Jul 16, 2006
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May 2: Night Festival where the floats are lit up at night 宵祭Jul 16, 2006
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Ceremony at Nishinomiya Shrine西之宮Jul 16, 2006
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Held annually during May 2 and 3, the Hino Matsuri is the largest festival in eastern Shiga Pref. In 2006, sixteen ornate floats and three portable shrines were paraded through the streets. It is the spring festival of the Umamioka Watamuki Shrine.Jul 16, 2006
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Nishinomiya Shrine on May 2, 2006 西之宮Jul 16, 2006
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Portable shrine (mikoshi) at Nishinomiya Shrine. The mikoshi are carried to this nearby shrine from Watamuki Shrine. 西之宮Jul 16, 2006
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