One of the Kishiwada Danjiri festival floats
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Japan's Kishiwada Danjiri festival draws huge crowds

A Japanese festival where wooden shrines weighing up to four tonnes are pulled through the streets at speed has drawn huge crowds.

The Kishiwada Danjiri festival, which started in 1703, sees people from across Osaka manoeuvre the danjiris, which are believed to hold spirits or gods.

Peter Dobbie reports.

  • 15 Sep 2013
  • From the section Asia
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