ID # jpnoniyo22
Copyright 2002 - Jean-Philippe Soule
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Country: Japan   /   Location: Kurume, Fukuoka
Feature: Festivals & Celebrations

Caption:

Men dressed in loincloths at the Oniyo fire festival carry the one-ton taimatsu torches seven times around the temple. It isn't an easy task. The leader (wearing a red headband) must coordinate well all their efforts to lift the mammoth shafts using long oak poles.

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