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Kawagoe Matsuri – Dashi

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on October 29, 2014

More photos from the grand Kawagoe Matsuri that took place a couple of weeks ago in the city of Kawaoge, just north of Tokyo in Saitama prefecture. The center point of the festival are the many dashi that get pulled around the city during the two day festival. Pulling them requires the strength of the entire neighborhood and to maneuver them safely require the skilled supervision of dozens of volunteers and staff members. I took these photos of one of the dashi as it was taking a break on the main street of the festival.

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  1. pk1154pk1154 said, on October 29, 2014 at 11:47 am

    OOOH. #4. Must share with E!

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  2. photoflaneurie said, on October 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    So dramatic!

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