Tsushima Fuji Matsuri

Today was the final day of Tsushima’s Fuji Matsuri, so we hopped on the train and headed out to the boonies. It was beautiful! (Though, the peak was probably a week ago.)

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This cool lantern was on our way from Tsushima Station to the park where all the wisteria (Fuji) were.

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On our way to the festival, we stopped at the shrine. This tree had a very cool rope wrapped around it, marking it as a sacred tree where the gods live.

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The azalea are still in bloom.

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Here I am, once again dressed so inappropriately for the occasion. These are some special hoops that you are supposed to pass through for some type of reason (Luck, maybe??) This kid is totally taking a fabulous upskirt of me, I’m sure.

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The other two hoops were much easier for me to navigate.

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Teddy was dressed much more appropriately, though I’m sure his height did not help him out much here…

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Apparently, they have a float festival in late July, so we may come back to see that.

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Tsushima, like most Japanese cities, has cute manhole covers. I am still kind of pissed that both of the cities we’ve lived in have had crappy manhole covers. (Nagoya has a water glider bug, and Kyoto is like some kind of ninja star or some nonsense.)

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Beautiful wisteria! Take note – to see the full bloom, you may want to check this out the last week of April.

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Wisteria over the lake.

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Me with the wisteria.

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Another pretty shot.

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Here is a close up. There were actually six varieties of flowers!

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I got wisteria flavored ice cream (it tasted like grape) and Teddy got melon.

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We saw a taiko performance while we were there.

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The taiko performance.

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Festival food.

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Japan has many ridiculous mascots – this is Tsushima’s mascot.

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The wisteria over the river.

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Me and Teddy with the flowers.

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Another pretty shot of the flowers.

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A close-up.

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And another.

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This is a different type of wisteria.

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They even had white ones!

Well, that is all for this weekend. Next weekend, we’ll head to Kyoto for the Liquor Mountain Festival and my birthday, so I’m sure I’ll have lovely photos from there!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marie Elder
    May 07, 2014 @ 23:46:43

    Lovely flowers…..you both look great, also!

    Reply

  2. Barbara Lange
    May 09, 2014 @ 09:44:06

    The wisteria is so beautiful, it’s one of my favorite flowers. The ice cream looks really good!

    Reply

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