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The 1,000-Year-Old History of Hanawa Bayashi

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The 1,000-Year-Old History of Hanawa Bayashi

In northern Japan's Akita Prefecture, a 1,000-year-old festival known as Hanawa Bayashi took to the streets of Kazuno, a small city with an enduring history.

Recognized by UNESCO as an element of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Hanawa Bayashi is unique for its music and gorgeous lacquer-and-gold floats.