Yamakasa festival in Fukuoka!

Yamakasa season started. I saw one of “KAZARIYAMA” at Hakata station last night. This float’s size is about 8meters tall, and you can see these KAZARIYMA at a variety of sites throughout the city during the festival (Jul.1 to Jul 14).

The floats people carry are called “Kakiyama”, these floats are used in the race(July 15). They weigh about 1ton.

This Hakatayamakasa started about 750years ago.

You can read about the history and schedule of this festival below.

http://kyushu.com/fukuoka/features/yamagasa_1/5,0,0,0,1,0,0,6,x.shtml

http://yokanavi.com/eg/newsinfodetail/index/477

I went to see the final race last year. and We saw the group which destroyed the float…that was crazy!

Link for the final race and after the race.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTr9enkDq2E&list=UU5MT6L-rT2BFt3PkfhhUmBQ&index=9&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZznB1VZlJSg

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