Scenes from a little festival (mp4 video, 22MB).

Depending on whether your browser handles the fairly new mp4 video format, you may need to save the file to your disk, then play it with QT or VLC player. This is a small neighborhood festival (matsuri) in Kyoto, not one of the big pageants. Children and adults pull or carry portable shrines (mikoshi) around every block, stopping every now and then for age-appropriate refreshments, as seen here. The adults get more and more boisterous as they fill up on beer and sake.


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