29 August 2016

Obon in Miyagawacho Hanamachi

What can be better than an event where you can play games, win different prizes, eat delicious fatty and sweet stall foods, dance an ancient dance and when night comes gather with friends and tell scary stories?! Yes, its August and time for Obon celebrations in Miygawacho Hanamachi. 
This year celebrations were enormous! Sooo many things to try, so many games to play and soo many stories to hear from Maiko Kikutsuru. 
Here are some amazing photos :)
 Telling scary stories is part of Obon...
 Every guest could make a wish and put a small lantern flow into the Kamo river. I hope everything they wished for will soon come true!
Here we can see Bon Odori. The way in which the dance is performed is also different in each region, though the typical Bon dance involves people lining up in a circle around a high wooden scaffold made especially for the festival called a yagura. The yagura is usually also the bandstand for the musicians and singers of the Obon music. Some dances proceed clockwise, and some dances proceed counter-clockwise around the yagura...

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