The Hokkaido Shrine Festival is held every year in Nakajima Park, Sapporo, Japan. Huge numbers of locals attend, creating some of the most crowded festivities of the year. Food stalls offer okonomiyaki, chocolate bananas, candy floss and more. Held this year (2011) on June 13, 14, 15, 16.

Filming and editing by Rob Thomson (14degrees.org/en).

Filmed on Panasonic Lumix GF1 (onboard mono mic, auto white balance, AVCHDLite) and Canon FD 50mm f1.4 S.S.C., using the 50Mbps AVCHD Fast Action 3-Frame GOP Patch, applied with the Ptool firmware hack tool.

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