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Hakata Gion Yamakasa 2016 "Kazariyama / Kakiyama" Photo Report(1/21)

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Hakata Gion Yamakasa 2016

"Hakata Gion Yamakasa" is a traditional festival that has almost come to represent Fukuoka as a whole. And when you talk about the must-see attractions that Yamakasa has to offer, you have to mention "Oiyama," the impressive, eye-catching climax to the festival. But Yamakasa is more than just the final day, it lasts from the 1st-15th July and during this period you can also find the remarkable "Kazariyama" (decorative floats) on display throughout Fukuoka. Seeing these in person is another real highlight of the Yamakasa festival.

As the "99th Lions Clubs International Annual Convention" was held in Fukuoka from the 24th June, the "Kazariyama" were on display a week earlier than usual. In our photo-report, along with the "Kazariyama," we will also be introducing you to the "Kakiyama" (racing floats that participants carry on their shoulders), which are actually carried around the streets of Hakata, at the "Oiyama!"

Kazariyama (飾り山)

Nakasu Nagare

Nakasu Nagare (中洲流)れ (omote/front)

Chiyo Nagare

Chiyo Nagare

Kamikawabata Dori

Kamikawabata Dori

Hakataeki Shotengai Rengokai

Hakataeki Shotengai Rengokai

Canal City Hakata---------------

Canal City Hakata

Kawabata Chuogai---------------

Kawabata Chuogai

Solaria

Solaria

Shintencho

Shintencho

Hakata Riverain

Hakata Riverain

Tenjin 1 Chome

Tenjin 1 Chome

Watanabe Dori 1 Chome

Watanabe Dori 1 Chome

Fukuoka Dome

Fukuoka Dome

Kushida Jinjya

Kushida Jinjya

Kakiyama (Kakiyama)

Higashi Nagare

Higashi Nagare

Nakasu Nagare

Nakasu Nagare

Nishi Nagare

Nishi Nagare

Chiyo Nagare

Chiyo Nagare

Ebisu Nagare

Ebisu Nagare

Doi Nagare

Doi Nagare

Daikoku Nagare

Daikoku Nagare

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