Summer Festival


Motosumiyoshi’s annual summer festival (natsumatsuri, 夏まつり) was held August 27th and 29th.  We made a couple quick pit-stops, enjoyed some yakitori (chicken skewers, 焼き鳥), perused the festivities, watched a couple omokuji (portable shrines, おみこし) carry themselves by, and generally didn’t stick around too long.  It got pretty crowded around the shrine these few days, but it was nice to see and taste some street food (something that is unfortunately harder to find in Japan compared to less health code conscious Asian nations).