Hakata Gion Yamakasa 博多祇園山笠

Delusions of Grandeur

From July 1st, a frenzy grips the Hakata area of Fukuoka. The seven districts clash in huge chariot races in memory of a priest: this is the Hakata Gion Yamakasa.

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