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Red-faced Men Performing Kagura Dance
In Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture the annual autumn festival has been held at Hakusan-jinja Shrine since Edo period. The kagura (Shinto dance and music dedicated to the gods) is offered in Ogawa district. People give thanks for the year’s good harvest.
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