Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gonokawa Matsuri Parade

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Monday was the annual Gonokawa Matsuri in Gotsu.

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Dragon Boat racing, kagura, brass band, hip-hop dancing, and of course fireworks.

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For the first time I was able to see the parade, so these are just photos from that.

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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.

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One nice touch was the kagura dancers joining in the parade.

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