A view of the crowds and the slope that riders and horses must get up and over in the annual Tado Shinto Horse Festival.

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In this festival, horses are ridden up a very steep slope. If they make it over, then it is said to be a good omen for the rice harvest later in the year. Conversely, if the horses fail, then it is said that the crops may fail.
In this festival, horses are ridden up a very steep slope. If they make it over, then it is said to be a good omen for the rice harvest later in the year. Conversely, if the horses fail, then it is said that the crops may fail.
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Date: 4 May 2009
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