Japanese summer – represents the noisy cicadas, roaring, humid and sultry heat … Festivals. Last weekend in “I” City, the so-called Sanja Festival ri (sanja matsuri) instead of – the “Three Shrines Festival”. The three most important shrines of the city (ca. 150,000 Population) hold the party together, hence the name. And – This festival is held only once in 4 Years instead of.
All three shrines are really only known to city residents, why a handful of spectators come from outside. But – just about every neighborhood its own little parades organized their own Portable shrine Omikoshi (portable shrines), which are then towed through the quarter, according to brawling. And that's the nice thing about this festival: The whole city is – except, of course, the nouveau riche upstart, who live in the fancy new skyscrapers south of the Keiyo Line…
More than half of the residents running around in this special festival clothing. This also – albeit involuntarily – our daughter. The child behind the way, is half Brazilian. The festive fever does not, however, before pets stop:
What else happened at carnivals: It is much eaten at food stalls specially established (damage, that odors can not put on the website) and of course much to drink and sweat (well, that odors can not put on the website).
Here is a video, showing, what a mess there, if the main parade (or. one of three) along a main road leading to, without them completely blocked to traffic:
In this sense, the Word of the Day: Wasshoi (wasshoi) – The battle cry at the festivals in carrying. These are damn hard – recognizable by the blue shoulders of the carrier. There are also mini-shrines for the very young.