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I thought it was about time to post a picture. sorry it has taken me a long time, its just I have been so busy recently.

This is a shot of a girl inside this dragons head, she marches with 4 to 5 others, some playing instruments and shouting Japanese words. I am quite sure they are walking around the shrine to rid bad luck.



Atsuta Shrine On June 5th, the shrine will hold its annual Main Festival, or reisai in Japanese. Solemn yet colorful ceremonies begin promptly at 9am and continue throughout the day with events dedicated to Atsutas enshrined deities. This is a good opportunity to see several Japanese traditions like tea ceremony, Noh theater, flower arrangement, and kendo. Some lucky visitors manage to catch a glimpse of the emperors messenger delivering offerings from the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Nighttime is an especially memorable time to be here, as tall lantern clusters and elaborate fireworks light up the night skies. Food stalls offer up tasty festival fare. This grand event draws 250,000 locals and tourists every year, so plan ahead and arrive early. Atsuta Shrine sees 9 million visitors a year, with 3.5 million paying New Year visits in late December and early January.

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