Japan’s famed Onbashira Festival, with its dare-devil pillar-riding occasion, the ‘kiotoshi’, is normally held each 7 years, however the large logs had been ready at a neighborhood shrine in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture, for a second 12 months in a row.
The logs used within the occasion had been 95 years previous, 90 centimeters in diameter and eight meters lengthy, reduce from the native mountains.
The pageant is normally held each seven years, however in accordance with the native priest, “We were very concerned about whether we could continue this tradition seven years from now and decided to build the second Onbashira over two years to ensure its future.”
On September 17, the 里曳き “Sashiki” and 建御柱 “Tate-Onbashira” occasions will happen.
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