Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Japan- Yatai Kaikan Museum

Yatai Kaitan Museum

Float from festival, very old

Festive colors!

Detail of wheel

Floats on display

 The Takayama Festival, held in spring (April 14 and 15) and autumn (October 9 and 10), is ranked as one of Japan's three most beautiful festivals.

Four of the autumn festival's eleven floats (yatai) are exhibited at the Yatai Kaikan Museum in Takayama,  a hall next to Sakurayama Hachiman Shrine. The elaborately decorated floats are several hundred years old and beautiful examples of Takayama's legendary craftsmanship.

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