Friday, October 19, 2012

Local Autumn Festivals

It was another beautiful fall weekend in Kumayama.

We took part in the yearly Autumn Festival, in which a wheeled shrine is pulled through the streets by children. They enjoy chanting and beating a drum while collecting funds from the residents for special events.

Afterwards we checked out the local sumo festival, some of the men from the area take it very seriously!

All of the children, boys and girls, can get a turn if they like. Motoki had two matches, he went 1 for 2 and was paid 200 Yen each time, so he was quite happy.

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