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Friday, September 2, 2011

Picture of Week Festival Floats in Takayama

This is one of the four famous yatai or festival floats, displayed at the Takayama Yatai Kaikan (Festival Floats Exhibition Hall).

The yatai, some of which date from the 17th century, are spectacular creations with flamboyant carvings, metalwork and lacquerwork.

The hall is 800 yen to enter and is open from 8am to 5pm.





Takayama Festival Float


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6 comments:

  1. There is one festival I badly wanted to see - floats that bang into each other in Kakunodate in September if Im not mistaken. Yet to do that though. :(

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  2. The Japanese certainly know how to celebrate.

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  3. How amazing, I would love to see this!

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  4. Thanks Lina, sounds like a fun event but hope they don't use 17th century floats like in Takayama :)

    Thanks Lisa, they sure do and do it full on as well with nothing held back :)

    Thanks Jenny, it is one of the highlights of Takayama which there are many :)

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  5. @Japan Australia,
    Well, you can learn about it here. :)

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  6. Thanks Lina, it looks really interesting and would be a lot of fun to watch :)

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