Tsuzawa Yotaka Andon Matsuri (float parade & battle), Oyabe City, Toyama Pref.
2nd & 3rd June, 2018 | Oyabe City, Toyama Pref.
This festival lantern costs well over a month's worth of hard work and late nights, mentions a 60-something woman who just befriended you. It also took reams of crumpled washi, and swaths of clothing stained red with food dye, she informs. The lanterns must be over five meters tall, and you're just now getting to wondering why they all have other multiple meters' worth of thick tree trunks jutting out from the bottom.
Taking a closer look at the other teams as you pass them by, you realize that each group's happi and hairstyles are a little different, the songs and chants they are shouting, the drumbeats they are playing, the dances they are performing, unique to each. (*reference: japantravel)
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