Farmers Planting Rice, 1890s, Hand-colored albumen print
NYPL Digital Gallery, The New York Public Library
The festival climaxes with the appearance
of these two douke (clowns). That's
Kamezo on the left and Otsuru on the right.
what no self respecting fertility festival should be without.....
You can catch a glimpse of some highlights of the nightime ceremony here: