Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Gonokawa Matsuri Parade


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Last saturday was the Gonokawa Matsuri, the social event of the season in Gotsu. All the young females of the species were in their finest.....

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The parade consisted of a long line of various civic groups and clubs and companies each in their own style of outfit performing the "dance"..... very few people actually seeme dto be enjoying it....

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Kakinomoto Hitomaro, the famed 7th Century poet whose work is well represented in the Manyoshu. His wife, also a famous poet, was a local girl.....

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The one group that made a lot of noise and actually seemed to be enjoying themselves were the High School Rugby team.....

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And of course no parade would be complete without traditional Japanese hula dancers....

1 comment:

  1. Rugby team with uchiwa! I'd like to see high school girls parading in their uniforms!!!

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