2/15/2011

- Hikiyama festival floats

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Hikiyama festival floats 曳山

There are various types of festival floats

yatai 屋台
danjiri だんじり 山車 
kasaboko 笠鉾 "umbrella floats"



Hikiyama are large and high floats, that are pulled (hiki) around town.
They can be more than two stories high, including a band, dancers, dolls or other decoration or entertainment.




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Festivals with Hikiyama floats 曳山祭
source : hikiyama.html



A regional list with all festivals.
source : hikiyama/frame/frame3_tiiki



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. Danjiri Festival Float 山車 .


dashi 山車(だし)festival float
kigo for all summer


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A folk toy from Shiga
where a famous Hikiyama festival is held :


the left from Otsu, right from Nagahama

. Nagahama hikiyama no dashi
長浜曳山祭りの山車 float of the Nagahama festival .



. Folk Toys from Japan . 


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Things found on the way



. WKD : hikiyama .


. WKD : danjiri .


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HAIKU


. danjiri 山車(だんじり)festival float .

portable shrine, mikoshi 神輿、御輿
"barrel portable shirne", tarumikoshi 樽御輿
..... Small lightweight shrine for children to carry around

high portable shrine, dashi 山車

and more festival kigo.

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