Hamaorisai Festival

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A Mikoshi leaves a shrine under a Torii gate before being  carried through the streets at night during the Hamaorisai matsuri in Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. Monday July 17th 2017. This festival is celebrated on Marine Day in Japan. Over 40 mikoshi (portable shrines) are paraded through the night to arrive on the coast at Southern Beach where they are blessed in a Shintio ritual before being carried into the waves to be purified.
A Mikoshi leaves a shrine under a Torii gate before being carried through the streets at night during the Hamaorisai matsuri in Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. Monday July 17th 2017. This festival is celebrated on Marine Day in Japan. Over 40 mikoshi (portable shrines) are paraded through the night to arrive on the coast at Southern Beach where they are blessed in a Shintio ritual before being carried into the waves to be purified.