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5 Cool Events at the Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

| Festivals , Nagasaki

3. Ship Floats

3. Ship Floats

Every year at least one of the participating city districts will put on a performance of boat-spinning, revving up the crowd by spinning a large wooden float in a dangerously small space.

The men in charge of hauling the boat are essentially tasked with being the waves through which it plows, and many will appropriately wear outfits marked by wave designs.

From their intense expressions, you can tell they really put their backs into it!