Sea of colour at Japanese 'fighting festival'

Updated March 19 2013 - 4:19am, first published October 15 2012 - 10:00pm

Thousands have marched through Shirahama, in Himeji, Japan for the the Nada no Kenka Matsuri (Nada Fighting Festival). Portable shrines called yatai and men with bamboo poles march, and the shrines are put on men's shoulders and knocked against one another at random. 

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