We got back to Nagoya early, but it looked like it would rain. As soon as we got into the apartment, it started pouring, so we decided to just rest and do our laundry.
After lunch, I gave my mom a belated birthday gift.
She was super excited!
She liked the wrapping paper a lot.
She liked the chirimen box, too!
She liked the cups, too!
After lounging around and doing laundry, Mom and Brittany started to get restless, so we went for a walk down the old merchant road in Nakaotai.
We found these cute babies on our way over to the road.
These adorable decorations were in front of someone’s house.
The houses on the road were old and traditional looking.
The statues at this temple are not Japanese-style. I think the plaque underneath said that they were Korean.
These guardians are usually enclosed by a fence at most temples, but not at this one.
This beautiful kitty was hiding at the temple.
I loved this wreath!
Using my amazing kanji reading skills, I deduced that there was going to be a festival happening in about an hour, so once we found the location, we took a walk around the 2.3 km track at Shonai Ryokuchi Koen before returning to Gosho Jinja.
We saw these pretty lotuses in Shonai Ryokuchi Koen.
Gosho Jinja’s Summer Festival.
Women making mitarashi dango.
They were giving away free Tokoroten at the festival. One of the organizers brought us some. I was impressed with Mom and Brittany’s chopstick skills!
We bought some mitarashi dango.
I guess we were special, because the guy who gave us the noodles also gave us these, which were not free, but they were for us!
While there, we got to watch a taiko performance!
Most of the performers were school students.
The performers were really great!
A man was playing the flute.
This woman was doing dances to enka music. After watching some of her dance, we headed back home.
Well, that’s all for now.