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Okazaki: Ward Matsuri

Written on: Sunday May 9th, 2010

A journal entry from: Aichi Prefecture

This was a ward (area) festival near the Shinmeisyamae bus stop in Okazaki. 

Sadly I have no facts or information to add since there was limited information available online.

However, I noticed that there was about 6 floats which were carried around the area. They would stop at various corners, a wooden stage would be pulled out for the dance performances. Our groups performers were between the ages of 3 and 7 however, some older children performed on the other group's stages. Money envelopes were collected from nearby houses and thank-you announcements made. 

A number of Yamasa students (myself included) joined one group and helped carry the float. We wore the team happi (short sleeved coat) which were black and blue with the picture of a turtle on the back.