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Festivals in Japan are great.
This is from the Heso Matsuri (Belly Button Festival) in Shibukawa, a celebration of Shibukawa's status as the geographic center of the main four islands.
All my photos are all rights reserved aside from the reprinting rights explicitly extended to jpgmag as part of the terms of submitting them here. Please do not reproduce or use them anywhere without my express permission, which is not to say that I would say no, I just want to know where they're being used. I think that's just common courtesy, right?
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