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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Danjiri Festival Kishiwada 2013


The famous Danjiri Matsuri held in Kishiwada, south of Osaka takes places this Sunday.

Danjiri Festival Kishiwada
Wu Chung Tang
35 large floats will be pulled around the streets in a race with one or two collisions almost guaranteed. The floats are ridden members of Kishiwa's "carpenter" community, known as daiku-gata, who seek to impress with their balance and "dance" routines.

The action begins at 6am on Sunday, 15th September.

The Danjiri Festival dates back to 1703 when the Daimyo of Kishiwada, Okabe Nagayasu, prayed for a good harvest at Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Shrine.

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