JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Ohara Hadaka Festival 大原はだか祭り
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Also see the video at YouTube.316 views
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Ohara Hadaka Matsuri313 views
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Also see the video at YouTube.259 views
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At 2 pm, the 18 portable shrines gather at the Ohara Fishing Port. 大原漁港に参集258 views
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One thing unusual about this festival is that they carry the mikoshi with their hands and arms only, and not on their shoulders.249 views
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Many more portable shrines follow.244 views
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Also at night.221 views
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Festival poster for Sept. 23-24, 2004.218 views
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They run around while carrying a portable shrine.190 views
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From the beach, the portable shrines are paraded in town.188 views
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They keep going round and round. Quite rowdy.182 views
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Tossing a portable shrine, a common sight during the festival.173 views
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A man who got bumped and fell is quickly brought to his feet by other people.172 views
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Nice mikoshi.162 views
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This is where they offload fish.155 views
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Taking a break.148 views
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Ohara beach where the portable shrines will be carried into the ocean. 大原海水浴場144 views
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At 3 pm, the first portable shrine is carried into the ocean. 汐ふみ(大原海水浴場)142 views
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A few photographers come early to secure the best positions.138 views
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Portable shrines from 18 shrines in the area join in the festival.137 views
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They are soon followed by many more photographers.135 views
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The crowd at the beach.134 views
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Ohara beach132 views
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This photographer forgot his shorts.131 views
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Gas station130 views
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Exhibition space123 views
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Ohara Hadaka Festival122 views
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Tossing a mikoshi. Also see the video at YouTube.110 views
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