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Takaoka Mikuruma-yama Festival -Turning the Wheels of Tradition-

TRAVEL 2018 30 mins Episode(s): 1 english Japanese
The Takaoka Mikuruma-yama Festival in Toyama Prefecture was registered as an UNESCO Intangible Cultural Asset in December, 2016. With the creaking sounds of the turning wheels, the seven lavish floats move along the same route they have passed since ancient times, pushed onwards by the people who love and cherish them. This episode will introduce the locals  who have long-supported the tradition of this festival, and how the floats have been preserved and passed down from one generation to another.

Part of "Festivals of Japan- Season 2"!

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