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Matthew Haswell | profile | all galleries >> Japan 日本 >> Japanese Festivals 日本の祭り >> Hirokōji Natsu Matsuri in Nagoya 広小路夏祭り tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

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Hirokōji Natsu Matsuri in Nagoya 広小路夏祭り

An annual summer festival of music, floats, taiko and street dancing in central Sakae along the east-west thoroughfare of Hirokōji-dōri.
Pouting girl next to candied fruit stand
Pouting girl next to candied fruit stand
Preparing for the parade at Asahi-jinja
Preparing for the parade at Asahi-jinja
Attendant looking hot
Attendant looking hot
Out comes the taiko. . .
Out comes the taiko. . .
. . .followed by more participants
. . .followed by more participants
Mikoshi girls and porters exiting the shrine
Mikoshi girls and porters exiting the shrine
Banner-carrying participant
Banner-carrying participant
Riding out on the dragon mikoshi
Riding out on the dragon mikoshi
Spectator girls in jinbei
Spectator girls in jinbei
Parading down Hirokoji-dōri
Parading down Hirokoji-dōri
Float girls taking a break
Float girls taking a break
Mikoshi girls striking a pose
Mikoshi girls striking a pose
Mikoshi attendants resting in a lull
Mikoshi attendants resting in a lull
Nagoya City Fire Bureau Band
Nagoya City Fire Bureau Band
Flag girls in the marching band
Flag girls in the marching band
Along comes the brass
Along comes the brass
Baton wielders
Baton wielders
Mini-taiko player
Mini-taiko player
Mitsukoshi lion float
Mitsukoshi lion float
Stage girls atop the Mitsukoshi float
Stage girls atop the Mitsukoshi float
A taste of Paris in the parade
A taste of Paris in the parade
Festive folks on Hirokōji
Festive folks on Hirokōji
Okinawan-style boat in the parade
Okinawan-style boat in the parade
Bon dancing group waiting to proceed
Bon dancing group waiting to proceed
French maids on the Parisian float
French maids on the Parisian float
Bon dancers starting down the street
Bon dancers starting down the street
Typical tacky yatai toys
Typical tacky yatai toys
Cotton candy stand
Cotton candy stand
Yukata-clad spectators having beers
Yukata-clad spectators having beers
Bon dance on Hirokōji-dōri
Bon dance on Hirokōji-dōri
Another group of Bon dancers
Another group of Bon dancers
Taiko performance
Taiko performance
Setting up a kantō pole
Setting up a kantō pole
Leading group of Bon dancers
Leading group of Bon dancers
Dancers in Awa-odori dress
Dancers in Awa-odori dress