Minato Matsuri

Today we had to good fortune of actually ATTENDING Minato Matsuri, the annual festival held at Nagoya Port. We saw festival floats and a nice fireworks display.

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Men walking alongside one of the floats.

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Women were playing the shamisen inside one of the floats.

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The backs of all of the floats had taiko drums!

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This one looked like a boat.

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This one made me laugh. Check out the steering wheel!!

After walking towards the pier, we found a place to watch the fireworks – called “hanabi” (fire flowers) in Japanese.

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In a stroke of true genius, we decided to start heading back to the subway before the mass exodus. On our way, we saw the retreating floats.

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Playing the drums.

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More drumming!

Well, that’s all for Minato Matsuri! Festival season is upon us, so expect to see more in the coming weeks!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barb Lange
    Jul 20, 2013 @ 16:14:36

    Those are exceptional pictures of fireworks, really beautiful! I’m glad you made it to the festival.

    Reply

  2. Shirley Donehoo
    Jul 20, 2013 @ 17:42:19

    I love the fireworks! Hope there’s a festival when I visit next year!

    Reply

  3. Marie Elder
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 13:48:44

    Your pictures are fantastic…….

    Reply

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