The quality of these clips is not the best, but that's because poor Dr Trouble was doing double duty both taking pictures AND filming. And what was I doing? Working! Somebody has to in this family, LOL!
So, if you can stand the grainy, shaky footage, here is what Yayoi festival in Nikko looked like this year. Well, at least some of it, since the festival goes on for several days and this was filmed on April 16th.
Here is the yatai procession through Nikko:
And when the floats stopped by Shinyo bridge, a traditional ohayashi performance took place.
Here are the highlights:
And because everyone likes girls playing musical instruments (even when the actual playing is rather questionable), there's more:
So, that was what was going outside. This is what was going inside the shrines:
And that concludes (finally!) the report from Yayoi festival in Nikko in April 2010.
You can read more about the festival here.And if you prefer photos - go here and here and here - that's our other blog - Tochigi Daily Photo.