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Modified 9-Jul-07
Created 30-Jun-07
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These decorative floats are set up on street corners all over Fukuoka, in readiness for the festival. They are ten meters tall, and weigh over a ton. They used to be carried through the streets on the shoulders of men, but because the streets are now lined with electricity wires, it is too dangerous, so they now carry shorter versions in the procession.
Float in the foyer of Canal City shopping complexDetail of the floatConstruction the float 1Constructing the float 2Constructing the float 3Constructing the float 4Climbing to fit the pieces in placeFloat support wire