|Only one of the shrines. There were five total!|
The anticipation for this event was incredible! As I was getting ready in our apartment, I could hear the taiko drums and see the illuminated shrines 150 yards away, across the rice fields. Matt was invited to participate in the shrine carrying, which was neat since the town doesn't get to interact with him as much as me.
|I made Matt Japanese "Omu-rice" after his exhausting night~|
|The neighbors' adorable little girl <3|
|Waiting at the shrine|
|I have no idea how they put these up by hand!|
|TEAM PINK REPRESENT!|
|Everyone had their cute little dogs out, too!|
|Taking a break! They had Asahi provided for the men.|
|Hope you approve, Mom!|
|The kids carried a small shrine after the festivities.|
|Entrance to our local shrine.|
|Kitty prayer tablets. I want one!|
|I'm glad I wore comfy shoes since we did a LOT of walking.|
P.S. I also made a video of the shrine carrying, do check it out!