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Shiohi-matsuri is a
festival of the Kamesaki-jinja
Handa, at the peninsula of Chita-Hando, in the south of Nagoya City. The god of the shrine, Japan's
first emporer, landed in this area from the ocean a long time ago. The
origin of the festival is unknown, but it is said, that he festival has
been passed on over 300 years. Five parade floats (dashi) are drawn to the sand
beach, into the water and out again.