Karatsu kunchi
   Autumn festival (kunchi) of the Karatsu jinja, Saga. It includes a festival procession held in late October/early November which is famous for its huge five-metre high elaborate floats more than 120 years old. The fourteen floats which process in order of seniority represent 1. a red lion (akajishi), the oldest float constructed in 1819, 2. a blue lion (aojishi), 3. the legend of Urashima Taro and the turtle, 4. Minamoto, Yoshitsune's helmet, 5. a sea bream (tai), 6. a phoenix (ho-o maru), 7. a flying dragon (hiryu), 8. a golden lion (kinjishi), 9. the helmet of Takeda, Shingen, 10. The helmet of Uesugi, Kenshin, 11. the robber shutendoji and the helmet of Minamoto no Yorimitsu, 12. a dragon's head, 13. a legendary dolphin (shachi) and 14. another lion (built 1876).

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