Monday, 13 April 2009

Pottering about the City - part 2

After leaving the crowded park we then rode up Furumachi street which was closed off to traffic for the day as there was a local festival going on, all over Japan you can see festivals at almost any time of the year and by chance we were able to view the local festival procession coming down the street. The photos above show the drunken participants carrying the mobile shrine down Furumachi street. I have joined local festivals when I first came to Japan many years ago and often the participants start early in the day with a prayer at a local shrine followed by carrying the mobile shrine around whilst drinking sake & beer. Supporters follows the participants with a giant tea pot which is not filled with tea but most probably sake and several cooler boxes of cold beer. Pictured above are some photos showing the festival procession

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