“Hoko-tate” (means a float construction) begin.  July 10

The Kikusui-Hoko Float is under construction.

Since Hoko-floats are quite tall as the top of the tower is about 25meters from ground, their basic frame are built being laid down horizontally.

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You see the top of the float-tower designed as the flower of chrysanthemum at left side.

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After assembling the basic structure, the Hoko-float is made to stand perpendicularly by pulling up thick rope.

After assembling the basic structure, the Hoko-float is made to stand perpendicularly by pulling up thick rope.

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Till this stage, it is an one-day construction.
They do not use any nails in traditional technique at all. And they assemble it with only a straw rope and the technique of wooden framework.

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Next day, the decorating stage and roof will be built on this structure, just like the float of the photo below.

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