Because I spend too much money on fun things...
I carried mikoshi with this unruly bunch from Omachi:
Strapping young men that they were, they wanted a female to tag along, at least for part of the way.
I think this was the only all-male team in the whole procession:
Who knows, next year I might end up as a full-fledged member, even though Omachi is not in my district:
Can you spot the hidden gaijin?
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