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Week In Photos 10/12-10/17

Japanese Shrine Parishioners of Matsubara team carried their Yatai during the first day of the Nada Fighting Festival at Matsubara in Himeji, Japan. The Nada Fighting Festival attracts approximately 100,000 visitors every year, with the highlight being the parades that feature three 'Mikoshi's or portable shrines carried by men on their shoulders as they jolt against one another until one smashes. Seven villages participate in the festival and it is believed that the gods will bless the winner with a good harvest.

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