Hakata Gion Yamakasa

July 15, 1964: The festival Hakata Gion Yamakasa dates back more than 700 years. This video was filmed about 50 years ago. Though in monochrome, the footage conveys the air of excitement among the people. The style of carrying the Yamakasa has changed somewhat between then and now, but the expressions of the men enthusiastic about the festival never change.

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