A mikoshi and supporter seen in silhouette during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan July 2006. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day in July. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. They are then carried into the surf to purify them.
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