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花脊の松上げ in Kyoto Hanase Matsuage,fire festival
Japan

" Matsuage " is an annual fire festival that takes place in Hanase, a suburb of Kyoto City.

Copyright: Kudo kenji photograph
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Uploaded: 30/06/2013
Updated: 24/04/2014
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