Nagoya Matsuri

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Oct 162012
Nagoya Matsuri

Nagoya is renowned for its automobile and mechanical industries. Nagoya Festival originating in the Edo period confirms that this is for a good reason.

Main characteristic of the festival floats used here are mechanical dolls that perform dance, acrobat shows, or play mythical stories.

Despite stark contrast between modernity of Nagoya streets and wooden carts pulled by people, it gives a sense of continuity.