Daito is one of the cities in Osaka Prefecture.
It’s not known. It’s not a tourist destination.
Whenever I’m asked where I live, I always say Daito and wait for the reaction specially if the one asking is a Japanese person. Majority would give me a blank face, so it really makes me happy when the recognizes it.
So imagine my surprise a few months ago, when I saw a flyer saying that there is going to be a Rock Festival last June 8.
There was a rock band competition among the local high school band, which unfortunately I failed to watched. The festival was held in local theater, so it was nice, did not have to be sweating in the summer heat while listening to the band. There were two categories, the local professional bands and the newly formed band.
T and I were in and out of these two locations and just hanging around listening to some interesting bands.
We also met the city’s mascot:
Heard a few message from the City’s Mayor:
But the most interesting and most awaited performance of all where from the KISS (dolls), a Japanese Version of the famous KISS band.
Pictures are a bit blurry because of the lights, but the group had it down to the last bit of the costume. They gave a really good and fun performance.
It was a really fun event, young and old alike were rockin the day away. A great achievement for the organizers and of course Daito City.
I have uploaded more picture ( a bit blurry) and some videos in my Flicker Album, please check it out if you have the tme.