Takayama Spring Festival in Japan

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Floats SyaKKyo-tai Ryujin-tai SyaKKyo-tai Kagura-tai
Shishimai Mikoshi Shinto music Floats Seiryu-tai
Kongo-tai Kirin-tai Kirin-tai Carving Wheel

The Takayama festival held in spring and fall is known as one of the three most beautiful festivals of Japan. Ornate floats crafted by Hida artisans are pulled around. karakuri marionettes operated for god on three floats (Sanba-so, Ryujin-tai, and Shakkyo-tai floats) are the highlight of the festival.

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