Photographer's Note

At the last of the festival, the portable shrine ("Mikoshi") where the soul of the God is beleived to be inside is carried to the pure river and is purified. The carrier, 32 sacred men are selected by the shrine. They are permitted to carry this protable shrien only one time a life.

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