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The end of summer / start of autumn in Japan is often celebrated by numerous thanksgiving events(for a bountiful harvest) across the country. In this particular harvest festival, (Hyogo Prefecture, Kakogawa City) men lift up a 1.5 ton mini shrine. They bring this on top of a hill near a temple to pray. I took this shot of some of the men lifting a shrine (there are about 15 of them). You can just imagine how heavy it could've been.

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  • Copyright: Tom Tam (tam3rd) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 28] (217)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-10-08
  • Categories: Festivals
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2006-10-09 4:24
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