Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival 

Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival will be held from July 1st to 15th in Hakata, Fukuoka.

It is a big festival which has been continued more than 700 years.

There are 14 decorated Yamakasa and 7 moving Yamakasa.

The Decorated Yamakasa are about 10 meters high.

And there is a front and back side to each.

The Front one is faced to Kushida shrine and is usually about warriors.

The Back side are a lot of times from fairy-tales or TV animations.

Gorgeous dolls on both sides are made by doll makers in Hakata.

And on July 15th the mobile Yamakasa move to Kushida shrine and in Hakata.

I will go to see this years Yamakasa.

http://www.hakatayamakasa.com