Giant catfish float is pulled by shrine parishioners at the Kanda festival in Tokyo.
A float in the shape of a giant catfish with a stone on its head is pulled by shrine parishioners during a parade to mark the Kanda festival in Tokyo May14, 2005. Japanese legend has it that earthquakes are caused by the shaking of a giant catfish living underground and the keystone on the catfish prevents the earthquakes. The catfish float reappeared after an interval of 215 years in the festival. REUTERS/Issei Kato IK/KI