Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July! - Miyaichisai style

There were no fireworks today in Utsunomiya. But then again, who needs fireworks when you can have a mikoshi parade, right?

I had to stay home today and do some computer work, but Dr Trouble decided to brave the hot and muggy weather and went to downtown Utsu to bring you this - Miyaichisai 2010.

Even though the event has its own name, it's more or less just a dress rehearsal for a much more festive and important Tenno Sai, which I think will take place in two weeks.

And this is how it looked today:



The feet - 2010 edition. Whenever I see it, "We can dance, we can dance" automatically starts playing in my head.


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on Orion dori (street)



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carrying, carrying...


Blogged! No clue who these guy are, but that's not going to stop me from posting their faces on the interwebs.


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Yeah, it was hot.



On the steps to Futaara shrine. Those who know these steps can appreciate the effort involved.


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And of course, it wouldn't be a summer festival without summer festival hairstyles.

2 comments:

  1. Great photos Anna! I've always wanted to go to Japan, maybe one day. Does it cost much to live there?

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  2. That's one badass looking kiddo... :D

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