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Takakuma key pull Festival

   "Key pull Festival" is a traditional event to pray for a staple grains abundant harvest (fertility) and a perfect state of health in two ways concave wood and act of God to let I smell it, and a next protruding joint connect with each other, and to pull against each other by the top, youth and manhood of the bottom both Takakuma district. Young and old are drenched with sweat vigorously, and an exciting game is developed because the dream in a rich year is torn when this tug of war with the long history for more than 300 years does not become, and "the key pull act of God" is defeated. The cause was carried out on a day of the First Day of Hare of February in the old calendar, but is performed every year now on third Sunday in February. 


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