Japan: Onbashira Festival, Lake Suwa

 

御柱, 長野県 Japan. The 1200 year old festival, centered around downhill log riding, takes place once every six years and attracted 500,000 visitors in 2010. Suwa Taisha (Shrine) Kamisha Honmiya; Kamisha Maemiya; Shimosha Harumiya; Shimosha Akimiya, Suwa City