大東七夕祭!!

Jennifer です😊

初めて大東七夕祭へ行って来ました!!私はもちろん浴衣で夏祭り気分を盛り上げて行きました👘

Last Monday, I attended a Tanabata Matsuri (festival) for the first time.  The festival is held in Daitō, a district in Unnan city, every August 6th.  Of course, I enjoyed wearing yukata👘!

Although Tanabata is officially observed on the 7th of July, Tanabata festivals are held throughout Japan in July or August.  You can read more about Tanabata and its history, here.  In Daitō, each neighborhood makes a float, and these, along with lanterns and bamboo branches decorated with ornaments and wishes, are paraded down a street lined with summer festival booths to the sound of traditional drums, flutes and cymbals.  There was also a stage for live performances, and to top off the night, a fireworks display over the river!  It was truly spectacular, and I look forward to attending next year!

また、来年も皆さん元気いっぱい笑顔もいっぱいを待ってま〜す

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天神祭!!

Jennifer です😊

久しぶりに天神祭へ行って来ました!!

This year I was able to attend the ‘Tenjin Matsuri’, a shinto festival held every 24th and 25th of July.

皆さん元気いっぱい笑顔もいっぱいでパワーもらいました。

As in past years, the ‘mikoshi’ are paraded down the streets, which are lined with food and game booths.  

今年、私とお友達は浴衣で久しぶりの夏祭り気分も盛り上がりました♪👘

People of all ages come to enjoy the festival and it’s really energetic and full of smiling faces!

This year, my friend and I wore yukata to the festival, which made it extra fun and special!👘