This year’s festival was a rainy one… some years it is perfect weather, others we get rained out. On the first day (which I don’t have any pictures of, I’ll have to get them from Kenji), it rained and threatened, but by the time we actually got started with the portable shrines (mikoshi), it cleared up and it was a fun night.
Day two, however, started out sunny, so we went (me dressed in yukata), but then the heavens opened and it just POURED. Oh well, next year!
One of my favorite snacks, yakimanju