Niihama Taiko Drum Festival, Ehime
This dramatic festival is one of the major autumn festivals in Ehime prefecture.
Centered on the three days from October 16 to 18, over fifty lavish taiko drum floats decorated with gold and silver tassels are paraded around the city on the backs of 150 men each.
An exciting event during the festival is when the floats compete in a "kaki kurabe" where groups compete to see which group can lift their float for the longest amount of time. official website ›› http://niihamakanko.com/03/matsuri.html