Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

To be at the Nagasaki Kunchi Festival was awesome I got to see a Japanese Festival which was exactly like I had imagined it. I were also lucky to get one of these scarfs which were thrown into the the crowd.

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There were lots of traditional dances with geisha and even a play at the beginning.

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Ceremonially Dragons

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and so much more.

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They even told stories from ancient Japan and run around with such heavy vehicles like this by man carried ship.

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And again everyone was smiling and friendly.

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Did you try Takoyaki? These are made with octopus and one of my favorite dishes in the world. Maybe the only one I would hype for.

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Trying to find a calmer place (and one which I wouldn’t be exposed to the sun more) I got to the Shofukuji Temple but also to the smaller Tenmangu Shrine which were also worth to attend.

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In the same area was a nice Japanese garden, on of the few that are not based on a religious place.

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Next to it was this nice tea house, which was really cheap to enter. They held also a smaller exhibition at it.

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Soon would start the festival parade so I got back to the Suwa Shrine where we were before to see all the dancing.

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I salute them for being that strong, I’m not that strong to carry such heavy loads.

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Even if they were part of the parade itself, it might have been really interesting for them, too. For sure they were hilarious on their own.

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Also a lot of children have taken part in festival activities, dancing but also into the parade. Aren’t they cute?

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Others were very impressive as well.

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After the parade I got to the place with plenty of market stands and plenty of people. (There were before a lot people for sure, too. But as farther I was away from the Suwa Shrine the more it seems that the people had increased.)

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With food I have never seen before and a tasty smell in the air.

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You were able to play but also just to purchase what you wanted.

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With a variety like this one with all these different type of masks. How many of them can you name? I wonder. =)

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Soon after I decided to go back to my next residence and I also have quite some luck here, because I get to stay in a Japanese room again. Sleep well, like I will for sure. (Or shall I rather say good morning? Who knows.)

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But first feel free to comment and like as much as you might like. 😉

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