August 16th was the Shinmachi fireworks festival. We were REALLY looking forward to it because we returned from our US trip the day after the festival last year, so we missed it. We decided to have a BBQ and invite a bunch of people, since our roof has a really good view. But first we went down to the river for the lanterns and some dancing!
The bridge across the river
Kenji has more from the festival area, so I grabbed a few of his to upload:
I liked this picture a lot!
Mr. Mizuishi saw me watching and literally pushed me into the dancing line. Ummm… I don’t know these dances! They were pretty easy to learn though and I got the hang of it. Kinda like southern line dancing, really.
Next year we need to plan a bit better, and I will dance a bit more, but it was a great local festival!