".....Boasting over 800 years of history, Dontaku is attended by more than 2 million people, making it the Japanese festival with the highest attendance during Japan's Golden Week holidays. During the festival, stages are erected throughout downtown for traditional performances and a parade of floats is held. The full name is Hakata Dontaku Minato Matsuri. The festival was stopped for seven years during the Meiji era, and since it was restarted in the 12th year of the Meiji era it has been known as Hakata Dontaku..."(from Wikipedia)
It was a sunny and hot zontag. The cheerful roadsides were loaded with spectators from all walks of life just to enjoy the flowing people who mostly clapped the wooden spoon (shamoji) along 1.2 km road. Nothing special for this year except for the appearance of the Disney’s in the beginning…then, it was better to get the position and capture the scene with the yummiest takoyaki.
Michiko-chan Ga Kimashita!
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