Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday was the annual Gonokawa Matsuri in Gotsu.
Dragon Boat racing, kagura, brass band, hip-hop dancing, and of course fireworks.
For the first time I was able to see the parade, so these are just photos from that.
To the accompaniment of the Gotsu-Shi Ondo, which sounds an awful lot like every other "town" folk song Ive heard, the parade consists of a variety of civic groups, clubs, companies etc performing the Gotsu folk dance, which looks an awful lot like every other town folk dance Ive seen.
One nice touch was the kagura dancers joining in the parade.