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Posted by ampontan on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Tsuruichi Hanakasa Hoko Matsuri held last month in Nakatsu, Oita. The participants carry 19 of those floats (representing flowers) and one mikoshi, or portable Shinto shrine, for 40 kilometers. The festival is said to be about 860 years old.

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