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Youth hostelMar 31, 2007
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Higashiyama Teramachi (Temple Row)Mar 31, 2007
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View from Shiroyama ParkMar 31, 2007
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Higashiyama TeramachiMar 31, 2007
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Shiroyama Park, former site of Takayama Castle.Mar 31, 2007
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Shrine near ShiroyamaMar 31, 2007
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The floats cross Nakahashi Bridge.Mar 31, 2007
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Held on April 14, the night procession is the festival's major highlight. 夜まつり曳行Mar 31, 2007
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On Nakahashi Bridge.Mar 31, 2007
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The floats are lit and paraded on the streets.Mar 31, 2007
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Storehouse for a float. 屋台蔵Mar 31, 2007
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Floats are displayed on the street. Takayama Matsuri, GifuMar 31, 2007
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Street lined with floats.Mar 31, 2007
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Shakkyoutai Karakuri which transforms into a lion dance. See the video at hidanet.ne.jp. 石橋台からくりMar 31, 2007
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Ryuujintai Karakuri throwing confetti. See the video at hidanet.ne.jp. 龍神台からくりMar 31, 2007
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Ryuujintai Karakuri 龍神台からくりMar 31, 2007
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The karakuri perfom one float at a time.Mar 31, 2007
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Ryuujintai Karakuri, Takayama Festival, Gifu 龍神台からくりMar 31, 2007
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Ryuujintai Karakuri 龍神台からくりMar 31, 2007
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Ryuujintai Karakuri 龍神台からくりMar 31, 2007
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Sanbasou Karakuri 三番叟からくりMar 31, 2007
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Sanbasou Karakuri 三番叟からくりMar 31, 2007
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Ryuujintai Karakuri 龍神台からくりMar 31, 2007
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Only four of the 12 floats have karakuri puppets which perform. Takayama Matsuri, GifuMar 31, 2007
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The puppets come out on a plank sticking out of the float and perform in a mini play with various stunts.Mar 31, 2007
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The karakuri puppets first appeared on the Takayama Matsuri floats in the 18th century. They were handcrafted by artisans in Kyoto.Mar 31, 2007
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Japan has three basic types of karakuri puppets based on the region: Kyoto, Nagoya, and Kanto (Tokyo area). The Takayama karakuri are the Nagoya-type.Mar 31, 2007
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Large crowd gather to watch the karakuri puppets perform on the ornate floats.Mar 31, 2007
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Large crowd gather to watch the karakuri puppets perform on the ornate floats. Sign says "Watch out for pickpockets."Mar 31, 2007
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Shrine priestMar 31, 2007
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Portable shrine 神輿Mar 31, 2007
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Portable shrine 神輿Mar 31, 2007
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A middle-aged woman uses her camera phone to photograph herself. "I was here!"Mar 31, 2007
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Shrine maidensMar 31, 2007
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Shrine maidensMar 31, 2007
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MikoshiMar 31, 2007
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Shrine maidensMar 31, 2007
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Lion dance or shishimai. See the video at hidanet.ne.jp. 獅子舞Mar 31, 2007
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Shrine officials in the procession.Mar 31, 2007
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The portable shrine (mikoshi) passes through Hie Shrine's torii to join the procession. 神輿Mar 31, 2007
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Hie Shrine hall. The shrine is on Shiroyama Hill. 日枝神社On Dec. 1, 2016 (JST), Takayama Matsuri Festival was inscribed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as one of 33 "Yama, Hoko, and Yatai float festivals in Japan."Mar 31, 2007
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The Takayama Festival is held twice a year, during April 14-15 and Oct. 9-10. The spring festival is held by Hieda Shrine and it is called Sanno Matsuri. The festival features twelve ornate "yatai" floats which are displayed and pulled along the streets. In a large plaza, katakuri puppets perform on a few of the floats. The festival is also dramatic at night with a float procession. The Takayama Festival procession in spring starts at Hieda Shrine. Photo shows a banner reading "Hieda Jinja." 祭行列Mar 31, 2007
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Torture room 吟味所・御白洲Mar 15, 2007
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Entrance to Rice Storehouse. 御蔵Mar 15, 2007
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Bamboo screenMar 15, 2007
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Bamboo screenMar 15, 2007
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PalanquinMar 15, 2007
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Large Hall (Dai-hiroma)Mar 15, 2007
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Tokonoma alcoveMar 15, 2007
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Large Hall (Dai-hiroma) where ceremonies and meetings were held. It could also be partitioned into three rooms. Total area is 48 tatami mats. 大広間Mar 15, 2007
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Bath areaMar 15, 2007
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ToiletMar 15, 2007
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KitchenMar 15, 2007
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Magistrate's living quarters 居宅(嵐山の間)Mar 15, 2007
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The main building was built in 1816.Mar 15, 2007
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View of Administrator's office from the verandaMar 15, 2007
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Magistrate's (governor) office 御役所Mar 15, 2007
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Entrance to Takayama Jinya. A Jinya was a regional government office during the Edo Period. The Tokugawa government dispatched magistrates to administer the region. About 60 jinya existed and only this one survives.Mar 15, 2007
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Gate to Takayama JinyaMar 15, 2007
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For 176 years or 25 generations, the building housed government administrators, accountants (rice tax collectors), and the police.Mar 15, 2007
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Important Traditional Building Preservation Area 重要伝統的建造物群保存地区Mar 15, 2007
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Beckoning catMar 15, 2007
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Former Takayama-cho Town Hall 旧高山町役場Mar 15, 2007
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Former Takayama-cho Town Hall 旧高山町役場Mar 15, 2007
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Traditional building preservation area in Sanno-machi Suji.Mar 15, 2007
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Storehouse for a Takayama Festival floatMar 15, 2007
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Former Takayama-cho Town Hall 旧高山町役場Mar 15, 2007
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Nakahashi BridgeMar 15, 2007
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Nakahashi Bridge. During the Takayama Festival, ornate floats cross this bridge. 宮川に掛かる中橋Mar 15, 2007
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Nakahashi Bridge and pine treeMar 15, 2007
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Nakahashi BridgeMar 15, 2007
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Nakahashi Bridge over Miyagawa River 宮川に掛かる中橋Mar 15, 2007
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Tourist info officeMar 15, 2007
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Shopping streetMar 15, 2007
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Bus terminal for Nohi BusMar 15, 2007
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Miyagawa River 宮川Mar 15, 2007
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JR Takayama Station, tourist info office on left.Mar 15, 2007
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JR Takayama StationMar 15, 2007
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Many attractions are within walking distance from JR Takayama Station.Mar 15, 2007
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JR Takayama StationMar 15, 2007
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Turnstile at JR Takayama StationMar 15, 2007
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Waiting room at JR Takayama StationMar 15, 2007
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JR Takayama Station 高山駅Mar 15, 2007
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