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The Kintaro Duck Race is part of the Ashigara River festival that has been held in the town of Matsuda in rural Kanagawa each April since 2008. The festival was created to raise money for the clean-up of the Ashigara and Sakawa river basins and increase awareness of environmental issues. The highlight of the festival is the Kintaro Duck race. Borrowing this unusual and fun idea from the Great...
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  • A festival official shows some of the fifteen thousand rubber ducks that will be emptied in to the Sakawa River during the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • A festival official shows some of the fifteen thousand rubber ducks that will be emptied in to the Sakawa River during the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • A festival official shows some of the fifteen thousand rubber ducks, each with a number on the base,  that will be emptied in to the Sakawa River during the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • A festival official shows some of the fifteen thousand rubber ducks, each with a number on the base,  that will be emptied in to the Sakawa River during the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Fifteen thousand rubber ducks are emptied in to the Sakawa River during  the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • A festival official attaches a crane hook to a box containing fifteen thousand rubber ducks that will be emptied in to the Sakawa River during the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • A festival official attaches a crane hook to a box containing fifteen thousand rubber ducks that will be emptied in to the Sakawa River during the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Mount Fuji behind a crane that will empty lift a box containing fifteen thousand rubber ducks before emptying them in to the Sakawa River during the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • A festival official take a photograph of some large rubber ducks wearing sunglasses during the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Officials pose for photographs including, Chosei Sawa, The Mayor of Minami Ashigara (in red polo shirt) and Japanese actor, Kai Ato (third from left) at The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • A festival official wearing a safety helmet with a rubber duck on top during the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • A T shirt advertising the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Dignitaries prepare to launch large rubber ducks in to the Sakawa River during the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Japanese actor, Kai Ato speaks at the start of the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Chosei Sawa, The Mayor of Minami Ashigara, speaks at the start of the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Japanese actor Kai Ato watches, Chosei Sawa, The Mayor of Minami Ashigara, speaking at the start of the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • A crane lifts a box containing fifteen thousand rubber ducks that will be emptied in to the Sakawa River during the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • A crane lifts a box containing fifteen thousand rubber ducks that will be emptied in to the Sakawa River during the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • A box containing fifteen thousand rubber ducks is emptied in to the Sakawa River during the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Fifteen thousand rubber ducks are emptied in to the Sakawa River during  the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Spectators watch fifteen thousand rubber ducks are emptied in to the Sakawa River during  the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Some of the fifteen thousand rubber ducks that are emptied in to the Sakawa River during the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Some of the fifteen thousand rubber ducks that are emptied in to the Sakawa River during the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Spectators on a bridge watch some of the fifteen thousand rubber ducks that are emptied in to the Sakawa River during  the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Spectators on a bridge watch some of the fifteen thousand rubber ducks that are emptied in to the Sakawa River during  the Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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