''Ninoko,'' a festival dedicated to a large snake woven from straw, was held in the Oyama area of Yamashina Ward, Kyoto City. Residents hung a 13-meter-long giant snake on a tree near the Otowa River, praying for a rich harvest and good health in the area.

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