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Castle Festival celebrated in Japan

Participants dressed in traditional in costumes performs folk dances and lead a procession during the annual Himeji Castle Festival in Himeji, Japan. The parade of Castle Queens is part of the traditional matsuri festival around the UNESCO world heritage Himeji Castle.

Castle Festival celebrated in Japan
Women dress traditional in costume perform folk dance during the annual Himeji Castle Festival on August 3, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The parade of Castle Queens is part of the traditional matsuri festival around the UNESCO world heritage Himeji Castle. (Getty Images)
Castle Festival celebrated in Japan
People dressed in Samurai costume and helmet march during the annual Himeji Castle Festival on August 3, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The parade of Castle Queens is part of the traditional matsuri festival around the UNESCO world heritage Himeji Castle. (Getty Images)
Castle Festival celebrated in Japan
Japanese Shakuhachi players perform traditional bamboo flutes during the annual Himeji Castle Festival on August 3, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The parade of Castle Queens is part of the traditional matsuri festival around the UNESCO world heritage Himeji Castle. (Getty Images)
Castle Festival celebrated in Japan
Women dress traditional in costume perform folk dance during the annual Himeji Castle Festival on August 3, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The parade of Castle Queens is part of the traditional matsuri festival around the UNESCO world heritage Himeji Castle. (Getty Images)
Castle Festival celebrated in Japan
Women dress traditional in costume perform folk dance during the annual Himeji Castle Festival on August 3, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The parade of Castle Queens is part of the traditional matsuri festival around the UNESCO world heritage Himeji Castle. (Getty Images)
Castle Festival celebrated in Japan
People dress traditional in costume carry Castle Queens during the annual Himeji Castle Festival on August 3, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The parade of Castle Queens is part of the traditional matsuri festival around the UNESCO world heritage Himeji Castle. (Getty Images)
Castle Festival celebrated in Japan
Women dress traditional in costume perform folk dance during the annual Himeji Castle Festival on August 3, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The parade of Castle Queens is part of the traditional matsuri festival around the UNESCO world heritage Himeji Castle. (Getty Images)
Castle Festival celebrated in Japan
A man performs horagi, conch shell trumpet during the annual Himeji Castle Festival on August 3, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The parade of Castle Queens is part of the traditional matsuri festival around the UNESCO world heritage Himeji Castle. (Getty Images)