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All you have to do is look (61)

Posted by ampontan on Thursday, September 27, 2012

The climactic event of the Fujisaki Hachiman-gu Shinto shrine in Kumamoto City on the 16th. Representatives of 68 groups each led a horse in a procession witnessed by 16,000 people. There’s an explanation for the reason at the end of this page. It seems the idea is that the divinities are astride the horses now.

But that’s not all that goes on, as you can see from the video.

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One Response to “All you have to do is look (61)”

  1. Ken said

    I have seen this funky festival before. It had been called Boshita matsuri but the nickname was banned by the claim from Korean ethnic activists. They say the word Boshita is the abbreviation of Horoboshita which means Japan ruined Korea.

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