Aki-machi Local Festival

On Monday night (July 24), Tash and I headed over to Aki-machi to visit our friend Jessica and to check our her local matsuri (festival).

lanterns.jpg

The highlight of the festival (below), a fire dance on a boat in the river. According to a local that chatted us up, the fire ceremony is a revived tradition dating back to olden times that pays tribute to the spirits of the river.

fireboat.jpg

Japanese Festival Food

Grilled corn-on-the-cob

corn.jpg

Ikayaki (grilled squid)

ikayaki.jpg

Takoyaki (Octopus balls)

takoyaki.jpg

Yakisoba (stir-fried noodles)

yakisoba.jpg

Lee-Sean Huang
JETAA 2003-2006
Oita Prefecture

Search

Categories

Tags

Authors

Please Choose Your Language

Browse the JNTO site in one of multiple languages