Here are a few photos of the festival on October 16th for your viewing pleasure! These are pictures of the prelude to the main event. Check back next week for pictures of the mikoshi being brought into the South Garden!
The intricate carving and decorations on the opened Chokushi Gate.
Visitors to the temple admire a small mikoshi while a lion dance (shishimai in Japanese) is performed.
Several large drums, taiko, were lined up in front of Niō-Gate and were played by the members of the Fukuoji Kōshin Taiko Club, members of the children’s club are shown playing above.