We managed to make it to the Candle Festival this year, at the Takasaki Kannon! I went two years ago (you can find the post here), but didn’t make it back in time to go last year. Or forgot about it or something. But we made it this year, and BOY has it gotten a lot bigger!
Unfortunately, per usual my point and shoot doesn’t take as good night pictures as Kenji’s camera does, so I’ll have to get some better ones from him to post later. Meanwhile, here are mine:
First off, I wore my new fishy yukata. I was one of the few people in yukata there, and some Chinese tourists asked to take my picture at one point. This picture is me trying it on when I bought it; I’ll have to get an actual picture of that night from Kenji!
It must have just… jumped in popularity during the two years I’ve been here, because I couldn’t believe the difference lol But we know better now to get there early!