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Hand carved wooden “Yatai” floats, are paraded through the main streets of the city and compete in a “Buttsuke” musical battle since the 17th century.

The festival is said to have originated in gratitude for rain after a severe drought 400 years ago.

When: Roughly around a weekend before the second monday of October. Two day event, 10-21h. Check the web for details.

October Kanuma Imamiya Shrine festival

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