Sep 8, 2009
!!! Matsuri !!!
Last weekend, I went to a summer festival of a small shrine.
There were lots of people and food stalls.
This is a Yakitori(Grilled chicken) stalls.
And this is a Okonomiyaki stalls. I love it very much so we got it! It had lots of cabbage, noodle, two eggs, bacon, flour, Dashi-soup, calamari etc... Full of tastes!
There were lots of children in this stall. They were getting golden fishes with thin paper tool. It's difficult to get fishes without breaking the paper.
Cute toys and a cute girl.
The main of this festival is Mikoshi, portable shrine. The first one was brought by the school kids.
They are wearing the same costumes. They don't put shoes, only Japanese socks(We usually don't wear them, only for matsuri).
Mikoshi are not so big, but very heavy. So they got really sweaty.
I like to watch the detail of Mikoshi.
It's so beautiful and well conserved.
Many women were bringing it also and children were helping them bringing lights or paying drums.
At the end of the street, some people were playing drums. I love the beat very much so we were seeing it to the end.
I enjoyed this festival a lot. Economically, it's not in good situation but they seemed very happy, friendly and worked together happily.
I like to see smiling faces! Of course, I smiled a lot (* v *)!!!!