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Posted by ampontan on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Hanamaki Festival held last weekend in Hanamaki, Iwate, with 12 ornate floats. One of them appeared for the first time in 20 years to commemorate Hanamaki’s 400 years as a municipality. The children’s float is above. Here’s one video.

And another, with the shishi odori, or deer dance.

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