KAMAKURA RETAISAI FESTIVAL

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Head priest Shigeho Yoshida sits in a attendance as other priests relay a variety of  goods to be offered to the gods inside the inner sanctuary of the "Hongu" main shrine during a ritual held to announce the start of the annual 3-day Reitaisai grand festival at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine in Kamakura, Japan on  14 Sept. 2012.  Photographer: Robert Gilhooly
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