Tagged: japan


Gion Matsuri (festival) video

The 2010 Gion Matsuri (festival) parade of yama and hoko “floats” is coming up. This is a spectacle of ancient pageantry not to be missed.

Also, on the three days and nights leading up to the parade, Yoiyama (16th), Yoi-yoi-yama (15th) and Yoi-yoi-yoi-yama (14th), revelers stroll up and down shijo street and the other main downtown streets, many in colorful summer yukata, eating, drinking, carousing, visiting the floats and listening to the distinctive music of the festival.


Micchi's Ohio Art Etch-a-Sketch

Along with Jeffrey Friedl, Jim Brown and the Ickey Shuffle, the Etch-a-Sketch is one of the icons of Ohio. However, only a Japanese would still have the original box, instruction book and plastic maze...