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Kishiwada Danjiri matsuri

Ornately carved floats called Danjiri are pulled through the streets of Kishiwada during the danjiri festival or matsuri. Each float weigh about 4 tonnes and stands over 3 metres high. They are pulled by teams of up to a thousand people, young and old, and each challenges itself to skid the danjiri round street corners at great speed. Kishiwada, Osaka, Japan Sunday, September 20th 2009

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Ornately carved floats called Danjiri are pulled through the streets of Kishiwada during the danjiri festival or matsuri. Each float weigh about 4 tonnes and stands over 3 metres high. They are pulled by teams of up to a thousand people, young and old, and each challenges itself to skid the danjiri round street corners at great speed. Kishiwada, Osaka, Japan Sunday, September 20th 2009