Neil Witkin - Shinto priest at port prior to the timber washing ceremony for Hakata Yamakasa

A shinto priest waits for attendies to arrive before conducting the beam washing ceremony for the
Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival at a small satelite of the Kushida shrine on the Hakata Bay, Japan.

By Neil Witkin

 


Copyright Neil Witkin - Hakata Yamakasa portable shrine construction

A portable shrine is conducted using traditional means (largely through intricate rope bindings) for the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival.

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