Monday, October 09, 2006

Sports Day

Today was a national holiday here in Japan, but I still had to work today. Something in my contract about not getting national holidays off. In exchange I do get about a week after Christmas, but not before.
Anyway, back on topic. While I was walking home from the train station this evening I heard a bit of a commotion, drums, that sort of thing, and some sort of float being carried down the mall area. So after getting home and emptying my pockets and putting on my jacket, I went back down to see what was happening.

It was some sort of celebration, I presume for Sports Day, with a number of groups bearing their own floats. They were paraded around the local park, about half a dozen or so. Then there was a bit of a pause, then a little dragon display, then the floats were paraded off the park again. Around the park were a few game stalls for the kids, including a mini pachinko parlour, and a few junk food stores, one a fairy floss (white only) and another selling chocolate coated bananas.

I had my phone with me, so I now present some photos of the event.

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