Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mikoshi Parade in the Old Fisherman Town

In the Edo era, sea in front of funabashi was one of the fishery place that gave fishes to Togugawa Shogun.
In the rapid economy growth of nation after the world war 2, a lot of fishermen at funabashi got off their fishing boat.
But fishermen who remain still inherit their traditional fishery in the old fisherman town.

"Minato-cho Yatsurugi-shrine festiaval" is a summer festival of the fisherman town.
In the festival, they carry Mikoshi (miniature shrine) in the town.

And they stop sometimes and push the Mikoshi in the swing, and carry it again.
That Mikoshi is covered with white clothes to protect decorations to the swing.

These photos were taken on July 17, 2010.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Park in Sunny Day

I took this photo at central funabashi last saturday.
Rainy season has already gone.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tairyo-bata ( Big Catch Flag )

Bay area of funabashi prospered as fisherman town.
And funabashi fishing port still works in deep inside of Tokyo bay.
"Tairyo-bata , 大漁旗" literally means big catch ( fish ) flag.
Today, festival of Yatsurugi shrine started.
Towns near the fishing port join the festival.
Many of those flags were set along river side and on bridges.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Under Green Leaves

I took this photo on the jogging road (walking road) by ebi-gawa (ebi-river) yesterday.
We are still in rainy season, but it was fine yesterday.
You can see boys with baseball uniform running on the road in this photo.

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