Monday, August 24, 2009

Hachinohe Sansha Taisai (Festival)- part1

One of the floats, the little drummers and the blue devil (sorry but I don't know the name of the float hehehe)



A blue float :-)

BFF (best friends forever hehehe)


The Geisha Float


The old man and the horse with no name

Kids with their flutes


The cute drummers


The teenagers with their custom made flip flops


Another float


These kids are pulling the rope (pretending they can pull the big float).....I don't think I'll let my son wear this kind of hat but they're so cute with these kids :-)


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Hachinohe Sansha Taisai- is a wide and main festival of the town. It is also considered as "Japan's Biggest Float Festival." Sansha means "three shrines" and Taisai means "festival": It is held by three shrines (jinja): Ogami Jinja, Shinra Jinja, and Shinmeigu.

Floats ran through the main streets of the city of Hachinohe, accompanied by people with drums, flutes and loud calls. Twenty seven different floats were used, and they were proudly constructed and decorated by the members of various organizations. The floats were also accompanied by men in samurai costumes on horseback, and Tiger Dancers. Some kids and adults were pulling the ropes to guide the floats on where to go.

We witnessed this event last August 1, 2009, sorry for this late post I was a bit busy lately.....busy with my farm.....farmtown on facebook hehehe LOL.

By the way, Hachinohe is a 30 minute drive from Misawa Air Base.

I will post more pictures from this festival on my next post.

3 comments:

Butler and Bagman said...

Ooooooh...the colors are intense in this pictures. It looks like such fun. Another place I would like to go!

Butler and Bagman said...

Ooooooh...the colors are intense in this pictures. It looks like such fun. Another place I would like to go!

Missy said...

hey butler thanks for dropping by, yes a place that you should go :-) very colorful here every summer festival