japan 2011:11 matsuri Up

If the dam breaks, don't go swimming
Cart under rope purifies the street (?)
Many townsmen join the Shinto priest ...
... in offering fruits and vegetables
Children pull this cart
Other children aboard play music
Adults carry this "float"
They set off, following children's cart
Hard work -- extras follow for relief
A new way to communicate with the gods?
One more flautist climbs aboard
They carry this for several miles
Children in bright blue hapi coats ...
... pull this cart along the river
Men in light blue hapi help out
The musicians aboard keep time ...
... as procession makes its way
At the front of the procession
A very friendly tengu is next
As float passes, parents offer child ...
... for a blessing under the float
Golden bird on top of float
At the rear of the procession
Kiso-Fukushima was a town on Nakasendo
My host's daughter in her yukata
Kids, Fujinuki-san, and my host's wife
We all watched firew..rom Mito-san's house

japan 2011:11 matsuri Up

Photo album generated by album generator from David Madison's MarginalHacks on Wed Aug 10 20:23:20 2011