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Oct 14, 2018
Kenka (battles) Festival at Himeji City, Hyogo Pref.
14th - 15th October, 2018 | at Himeji City, Hyogo Pref.
Kenka Festival at Himeji City near Kobe features battles in which men carrying shrines slam their shrines into each other and battle one another,
while pom-pom carrying, and stick pounding supporters egg them on, in effort to be the first to climb the Matsubara Hachiman Shrine.
The festival dates back to 1471 when a local ruler donated 200 bags of rice to help rebuild a shrine which had been burned down in a battle.
Floats were used to carry the rice to the top of a local sacred mountain.
In the late 16th century the shrine was destroyed again, this time by Toyotomi Hideyoshi
as an act of revenge against local people for supporting a rival war lord.
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