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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Festival officials collect the fifteen thousand ducks by the finish line at Kenraku Fureai Hiroba during The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Festival officials collect the fifteen thousand ducks by the finish line at Kenraku Fureai Hiroba during The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Festival officials collect the fifteen thousand ducks by the finish line at Kenraku Fureai Hiroba during The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Festival officials collect the fifteen thousand ducks by the finish line at Kenraku Fureai Hiroba during The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Festival officials collect the fifteen thousand ducks by the finish line at Kenraku Fureai Hiroba during The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Festival officials collect the fifteen thousand ducks by the finish line at Kenraku Fureai Hiroba during The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Festival officials collect the fifteen thousand ducks by the finish line at Kenraku Fureai Hiroba during The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Festival officials collect the fifteen thousand ducks by the finish line at Kenraku Fureai Hiroba 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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  • Festival officials collect the fifteen thousand ducks by the finish line at Kenraku Fureai Hiroba during The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • A board showing prizesd in The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • A man dressed as a duck promotes a restaurant at The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Festival officials collect the fifteen thousand ducks by the finish line at Kenraku Fureai Hiroba during The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Festival officials collect the fifteen thousand ducks by the finish line at Kenraku Fureai Hiroba during The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Rubber ducks are collected and distributed to ticket holders after The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Rubber ducks are collected and distributed to ticket holders after The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • A woman holds two rubber ducks and tickets for the prize giving after The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Mr Saito and Japanese actor, Kai Ato announce the prizes after The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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  • Crowds keep watch on the board announcing the prize numbers after The Ashigara River festival, Kintaro duck-race in Matsuda, Kanagawa, Japan April 25th 2010
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