The 2-Belo (the2belo) wrote in cityscapes,
The 2-Belo

Gifu and Mie (Japan) 2006.8.27

1) Tado Taisha (多度大社)

Every May there is a festival where a ceremonial throroughbred white horse is ridden at high speed up a steep hill along these buildings in an attempt to jump over a high wall at the top. To succeed means good luck. And by the looks of the wall, it's pretty damned hard to succeed. Riders are often thrown off, sometimes suffering broken bones as a result.

2) Colorful Town Rainbow Mall, Gifu

A panorama of the Rainbow Mall complex and the surrounding area. (Click for 1280px wide resolution.)


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