Because the festival is so popular, it will be carried out in any weather, and the problem of hitting electrical power lines was solved by making the Kakiyama smaller. However the festival was not carried out for two periods since its beginning. First it was banned for 10 years starting 1873 during the Meiji-priod. And later it was not carried out due to fear of bombing raids at the end of world war two. After the war it took about 22 years until the festival was allowed to be practised to its original extent.
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