Here are some photos from the Inari Shrine festival that is held in October every year.  We are privileged because we live in a neighborhood that participates with a float.  My son is one of the drummers in the float.

 

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The floats from different neighborhoods (all from the “old” section of town) line up on the main street in downtown Fukushima City.

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Each neighborhood has a different “hapi” coat.  On the back is the name of the neighborhood.

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What a cool float!

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This guy has his own English school.  He is super friendly and great with children.

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After lining up on the main street, we march through the streets of Fukushima.

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And party!

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