Uchino is a small town to the south of Niigata City. This is where I live. Last week, people of Uchino celebrated the end of summer by having a festival.
Lanterns are the must for festival
It was brilliant idea to do the festival in front of the train station. Easy access.
They were many stalls including this one. Choose your mask from ultraman to Stitch for RM24.
Scratch and win or 'Tikam-tikam' is one of the most visited stall during any festival in Japan. Youd could probably win a PS3.
Min-you nagashi was the main event
...and dance all night long
The festival continued to next day.
This is the representative from our zone, Uchino-Yamate, for the Uchino Parade.
The main street in Uchino was closed to give way for the parade. I never knew that pig can climb coconut tree!?
Small 'mikoshi' is easy to lift.
But big mikoshi are not. Nice *** though (LOL).
Some ritual ceremony. They sprinkled 'sake' on a the street and circled around the split.
These kids were really in high spirits
These 2 gentlemen reminded me the famous tv siries in 80's, ninja.
Anpan-Man came to support. But could he fly with a bath towel as a mantle?
He was the man of the day
...and even lead the 'ondo' dance
We love Uchino! Do you?