Festival Guys with FUNDOSHI !
My Husband is carrying a MIKOSHI
This festival, which is usually held in July in Tenmonkan, Kagoshima, had men dressed in nothing but loincloths. As well as women wearing happi. Both groups marched separately for the most part, carrying around shrines called mikoshi. They did in hopes of protecting themselves from plagues and to bless their businesses. And of course, a festival is not a true festival if traditional eats are not sold, as expected, there were yummy treats all throughout Tenmonkan streets.
This year’s Ogionsaa was a little more interesting than the other ones because Keno (my husband), got to participate. How exciting!
The walk around Tenmonkan took nearly 2 hours with groups of men and groups of women lifting the mikoshi.
They were separate events where men and women lifted a huge wooden umbrella on their hands, shoulders and heads.
Then there were lucky children that were carried around (picture below) and two women that were also carried around.