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The Brave Men

This fire festival is held in Tejikara shrine to April every year. The origin of this festival is unknown, but it has a history of over 300 years. In this festival, shirtless men carry a mikoshi (portable shrine) charged with gunpowder in the sparks showering as waterfall. Firing gunpowder of mikoshi, it makes tremendous scene.

TAGS: Festival, Fire, Japan, People, Tradition

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2014
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 25, 2014, 8:17 a.m.
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