Hakata Gion Yamagasa
Hakata Gion Yamagasa, is a summer festival in Hakata Fukuoka, takes place from July 1 to 15, held at Kushida Jinsha.
During the festival, large floats called Kazariyama decorate Fukuoka's streets, and early in the morning of the 15th the Oiyama is held, where men race through the street carrying one-ton "portable shrines."
A spectacle that must be seen to be believed.
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