Contestants Impersonate Cranes For Winter Festival

Contestants impersonate cranes for winter festival

Contestants have mimicked cranes for a winter festival in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.

The event was held on Sunday in the village of Tsurui, where red-crowned cranes spend the winter. The species is designated as one of Japan's special natural treasures.

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Obama's Paper Cranes Given To Nagasaki For A-bomb Museum Exhibition

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U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy presented the paper cranes to Tomihisa Taue, the mayor of the second Japanese city devastated by a U.S. atomic bomb during the final days of World War II, in a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.

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Lost Cranes Find Sanctuary In Taiwan, Japan

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Cranes Appear Near Residential Area Of Hokkaido

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About 40 red-crowned cranes spread their white wings as they descended on a river in Tsurui. The village is one of the major habitats for the nationally protected species.

Rainbow Origami Cranes From World Cheer Up Tsunami-ravaged City

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