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The Hamaorisai matsuri (festival) takes place at sunrise on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, Kanagawa each July. The event marks the public holiday called Marine Day when japan's connection to the sea is celebrated. This particular festival also marks the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from...
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  • A mikoshi and supporter in silhouette at sunrise during the Hamaorisai matsuri on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. Monday July 18th 2005. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day in of July. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. They are then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • A mikoshi and supporters at sunrise during the Hamaorisai matsuri on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. Monday July 18th  2005. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day in July. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. They are then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • A mikoshi and supporters in the surf at sunrise during the Hamaorisai matsuri on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. Monday July 18th 2005. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day in July. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. They are then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • A mikoshi and supporters seen in silhouette during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July17th  2006. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day in July. Over forty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. They are then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • A mikoshi and supporter seen in silhouette during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan July 2006. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day in July. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. They are then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Mikoshi supporters relax and drink in the surf during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday Monday July 17th  2006. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day in July. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. They are then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Mikoshi are carried into the sea during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 20th 2009. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • A mikoshi supporter stands in the ocean during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 20th 2009. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Mikoshi are carried into the sea during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 20th 2009. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Mikoshi supporters direct mikoshi being carried into the sea during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 20th 2009. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • A mikoshi supporter stands in the ocean during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 20th 2009. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Mikoshi are carried into the sea during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 20th 2009. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Mikoshi are carried into the sea during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 20th 2009. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Mikoshi are carried into the sea during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 20th 2009. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Mikoshi are carried into the sea during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 20th 2009. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Mikoshi supporters wearing large brimmed hats rest under a mikoshi during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 20th 2009. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Large flags fly over the ceremonial ground during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 20th 2009. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Large flags fly over the ceremonial ground during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 20th 2009. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Large flags fly over the ceremonial ground during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 20th 2009. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Portrait of a mikoshi supporter during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 20th 2009. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Mikoshi and supporters in silhouette  during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 18th 2011. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Large flags fly over the ceremonial ground during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 18th 2011. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Mikoshi are carried into the sea with mount Fuji in the background during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 18th 2011. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Mikoshi are carried into the sea during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 18th 2011. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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  • Portrait of a mikoshi supporter wearing a wide brimmed hat during the Hamaorisai Matsuri that takes place on Southern Beach in Chigasaki, near Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan Monday July 18th 2011. The festivals marks the celebration of Marine Day and the rescuing of a divine image that was washed ashore in the area. Over thirty Mikoshi or portable shrines are carried through the night from surrounding shrines to arrive on the beach for sunrise. There they are blessed and then carried into the surf to purify them.
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