Hello to all readers. Today i will introduce about the Nagoya Matsuri. Nagoya is the city name where i stay, and Matsuri means festival. Every once a year, Japanese big cities has its own city festival. They sells some unique and traditional fusion foods, shows interesting modern performance, acts traditional plays, play traditional instruments on streets, and much more.
Nagoya is the third biggest city in Japan, so its Matsuri is huge. The festival goes on for two days with various things to see. On the first day, i went to the town called Osu where young adults comes to shop.
The first picture is one of a parking lot on Osu area. Two guys are playing Japanese traditional guitar, and audiences are sitting in front of them to listen the music. The musics that two guys are playing is also a Japanese traditional music. Musics are slow and comfortable to listen.
The second picture is a acting performance in front of Japanese Sinsha. Japanese has its own religious traditional that believes natural energy and nature god. To help your understanding, lets say they worships ghost. But not scary ghost, they worships kind and helpful nature ghosts. The guys pretending he is a son of God "ka-mi-no-ko," and acts a play. So many crowds were gathered, it was hard to see even i was standing on my toes. After the play, the son of God comes down to the street and greets everybody in the audience. And audiences are eager to touch the man's hand to get a blessing. At the scense, it really looked like he was a god. It was outrageous, haha.
The third picture is the main street of Osu shopping area. As you can see the autumn sales has begun, and lots of shopper are visiting the place.
The second day.
The fourth picture is the Nagoya's specious ride to see the Sakae town. Sakae is the biggest town in Nagoya city, and where the biggest maturi events held. The lights were specially decorated for the festival, and streets were crowded with people.
The fifth picture is the main entrance for Nagoya Matsuri. If you enter the gate, you can see various foods and interesting performance. On the back of the picture, there is a Nagoya tower which looks like smaller version of the Eiffel Tower. The Nagoya Tower and the sightseeing ride is the two famous structures of the Nagoya city.
The sixth picture is a food stores that selling World various cuisines all the way of the both side of streets. And the seventh picture is the Ramen Burger. The bun is made of ramen noodles with vegetable, pork, and Japanese gravy inside. I will give three stars out of five. Well, it wasn't as good as i expected, but it was astonishing to see such a food.
The eighth picture is the local high school students performing chorus. The local citizens interacts with the festical by performing on the Nagoya Matsuri. The ninth picture is a candle ceremony to worship the Ground God by writing Chinese character 土.
The last picture is a finger mime. The guy with yellow T-shirt is performing a finger mime with little dolls. since there was too many people, and the guy is using a finger it was hard to get a good picture. Japanese really likes cute and little impressions on there lives. As you can see, little finger acting is famous in Nagoya area. It might seems little boring, but the way how his finger was moving was incredible. It was so precise and expressive.
Thank you all for reading my blog, I will come back next time with more interesting lives on Japan. Please look forward to read my next blog. More pictures and stories are waiting.
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Nagoya Matsuri- the city festival
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