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I went a bit off track yesterday, but now I am back with a photo of the festival of Takayama.

This particular shot I took reminds me of Chinese New Year, but in Japan but in Spring. I think the Japanese did take the idea of from the Chinese New year festival and changed it slightly.

In China the instrumentals were drums and cymbals, but in Japan they were flutes.

The Lion is meant to bring good luck to each house, if it enters it after a ritual dance, to bring prosperity and good luck.

In the Chinese version, the dance goes on for longer and looks better with different kinds of dances, but the Japanese version is only limited to one without the 9 emotions of the lion entering the house like the Chinese version.

The Chinese Lions are much more colourful and noisy too.

I hope you enjoy it

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