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Yamakasa Festival float, Fukuoka, Kyushu

During the annual Yamakasa Festival in July in Fukuoka, Kyushu, the nearly 1-ton yamakasa floats are raced around town by men wearing happi coats and fundoshi loincloths. On July 15 beginning at 4.59am teams of men bearing the heavy floats set out from Kushida Shrine in Fukuoka on a 5km course.

Yamakasa Festival float, Fukuoka, Kyushu.

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