A small tea ceremony booth seen through the tent screen during break time. With so much to do, we didn't have time to wait for them to start. Next time!
It's festival season in Kamakura, with little goings-on happening all over the place. This past Sunday at the park by Yuigahama Beach, there were heaps of booths with activities, games, presentations, and, of course, food. One booth had a box of old-school toys in it, including some koma spinning tops. To play, you wrap a … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Helping Hands
I've posted a few photos from this festival already, one of some fancy tattoos and one of some bare bums. I thought it was finally time to post a photo of what actually happens at the festival. Two mikoshi (portable Shinto shrines/divine palanquins), supported by local men and women, locked in "battle" in the ocean … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Duelling Mikoshi
The good kind of kite this time 'round! I believe this photo is from around Children's Day (Kodomo no Hi) in May of last year. Japan has a day for pretty much everyone, though how intensely they're celebrated varies wildly. There's a Girl's Day (Ohina Matsuri) on March 3rd. Families with daughters set out a … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Flying Kites II