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Hamaorisai Festival

Mikoshi are taken into the surf 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 Shinto ritual before being carried into the waves to be purified.

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Hamaorisai Festival, 2017 Hamaorisai Matsuri
Mikoshi are taken into the surf 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 Shinto ritual before being carried into the waves to be purified.