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Summer Matsuri

  Aug 12th, 2010

Summer is a time of festivals in Japan and also the time of Obon. I took these photos at a local matsuri in Chiba which included plenty of drum playing and obon dancing.

Shioyaki 3 chome

Shioyaki 3 chome

Tasty dango

Tasty dango

Sweets for the kids

Sweets for the kids

Dancing around the central exhibit

Dancing around the central exhibit

Perfect

Perfect

The crowds enjoying the festivities

The crowds enjoying the festivities

Lots of color and a great beat here

Lots of color and a great beat here

All dressed in pink and ready for the festival

All dressed in pink and ready for the festival

Never too early to find your beat

Never too early to find your beat

Some juniors join in the rhythm

Some juniors join in the rhythm

30th anniversary of the school where the festival was held

30th anniversary of the school where the festival was held

Wonderful coordination from the drummers

Wonderful coordination from the drummers

Great leg work

Great leg work

Always great to see the different food stalls

Always great to see the different food stalls

Loved the color in these bon odori lanterns

Loved the color in these bon odori lanterns

Nice atmosphere in the tent seats

Nice atmosphere in the tent seats

Thought the expressions in this photo were wonderful. Great to see everyone having such a good time.

Thought the expressions in this photo were wonderful. Great to see everyone having such a good time.

4 thoughts on “Summer Matsuri”

  1. Neksus says:

    With the shadow’s differences she looks like she is floating above the ground! Stunning pic! 🙂

  2. Neksus says:

    Welcome back!
    Full throttle btw.

  3. amerikkujin says:

    Ikayaki (grilled squid)
    Legs 200 yen
    Half a squid 300 yen

  4. tabetaiii says:

    Photos, are just simply stunning!
    I love how Japan is still rich with festivity and culture~

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