Festival Pictures Part 1

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!

Chokushi Gate

The intricate carving and decorations on the opened Chokushi Gate.

Small Mikoshi

Visitors to the temple admire a small mikoshi while a lion dance (shishimai in Japanese) is performed.

Playing Taiko in Front of Niō-Gate

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.