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One of the most enjoyable parts of this event was watching people rehearse and prepare for it.  The whole city was brewing with excitement…At the bottom, I’ve included smaller photos, just click on them to see them larger.


Incense Burner

5-story Pagoda, one of the oldest structures in Japan

Preparing for the Procession: now that the Deity is safely placed in the Otabisho, the Procession will be the beginning of the days activities, which brings together all the priests and performers for the next 12 hours

Preparing for the day...

Michele and I came across the preparations for the Processional and everyone getting onto their horses.


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