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Posted by ampontan on Monday, August 20, 2012

This is a scene from the Tenryo-san Festival held earlier this month in Oda, Shimane. One of the events of that festival is the use of these traditional clay roof tiles, distinctive to the area, in a game of domino knockdown. The event was revived this year for the first time in 14 years.

Thirty people took two hours to set up 1,500 tiles in a line that stretched for 200 meters down the main street of town. It took about a minute for the line to topple.

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