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From OH! MATSURi, a film about Onbashira Matsuri (御柱祭), i.e., the “Sacred Pillars Festival”: Every six years for 1,200 years, people in Japan’s Nagano Prefecture risk life and limb to ride huge logs down a steep slope and transport the logs across a river to their destinations at branches of a shrine, where the logs are erected and remain in place until the next festival. For more information about the festival, see articles at The Asahi Shimbun and Japanese Architecture.
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