I made sure to postpone my departure from Japan, because everybody said this was a festival not to be missed. How right they were.
Each of the townships in the city of Kuwana has a huge cart/carrage of some sort that carries a big drum like the one I’m beating on in the photo shown here.
The festival consists of each of these townships beating on their drums, accompanied by the sharp ringing sound of brass bells being hit by other members of the group.
This is all on parade through the town, with the ultimate goal being the big temple in town where judges rate each of the township teams.
All I have now are a few photos taken by a Japanese friend which were e-mailed to me after I got back to the states!