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Jul 18, 2015 - Kokura Gion Taiko Festival

"Kokura Gion Taiko Festival is a celebration of Taiko music and community. At this festival which runs from the third Friday of July until the third Sunday of July, celebrating the end of the rainy season, more often than not the weather is very hot and the sky is clear blue. At the centre of the festival is the Taiko drumming competition, where around 80 teams, of adults and children compete for the title of best team. The taiko drumming is at the center of the action, but the festival brings out all the Kokura people wearing their...

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