Festivals and Fireworks

Summer in Japan is both hot and very humid but summer is the time of festivals and fireworks.

The Lover’s Shrine just a few meters away from work had their Summer festival. The shrine have this festival every 3rd Friday and Saturday for the month of July. Before I went home last Friday, I took a little peak .

20130724-160036.jpg By the beat of the drum, this guy looks like he is doing some kind of interpretative dance. I tried really hard to understand it but it I failed miserably. It’s not fast movements too. Sorry but to me the movement looks like a wriggling worm. It was still interesting to watch though.


While the interpretative dance was still on, the kids on the side did their thing too. Really cute girls and boys in their Yukatta bringing small umbrella and some other musical instrument were dancing following somebody dressed us a dragon.

20130724-160054.jpg Then there’s the big boys toy. A huge drum. There were about 4 people hitting it when I took this picture and by the time we left, I think there were about 6 of them. I think they were still warming up though. Testing the sound of the drum and coordinating their movements.

The next day, I met with N and M together with M’s home-stay guest A had lots of cakes at Sweet Paradise and afterwards decided to have a little firework on our own. 20130724-160320.jpg

We got a small pack of different firework stuff and went to a nearby river near Osaka Castle and had so much fun with our mini fireworks.


Summer might be very hot and humid in Osaka Japan, but there are definitely lots of events happening at this time of the year.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. TBM says:

    Being busy having fun can help you forget the heat and humidity.

    1. samokan says:

      It definitely did.

  2. LindaGHill says:

    I wish I was there!

    1. samokan says:

      For the fireworks or for the festival ? or both?

      1. LindaGHill says:

        Both! Japan in general for that matter!

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