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Japanese Traditional Community Festival

I went to the traditional community festival called ENNICHI(縁日) near my house last weekend. It was in Katsuse park near Fujimino station.(tobu tojo line) The nearest Sakura House is Tsuruse. Children from a kindergarten were beating drums and dancing. The sound was very exciting! OHAYASHI(musical accompaniments) were playing Japanese traditional instruments like drums, Japanese flute etc. Kids were carrying a small MIKOSHI( (often improperly translated as portable Shinto Shrine). There were so many small shops to sell sweets, stir-fried noodles, snacks etc… My daughter was having a Tofu doughnut. She was happy with a  ballon which she got from a clown. She was crying when she saw the […]