• Bishamonten Zenkoku-ji Temple
  • Kagurazaka Matsuri

    The Kagurazaka Matsuri, a festival and with a folk music and dance competition, all rolled into one.  The participants dance in front of a group of judges at Bishamonten Zenkoku-ji Temple.  The evening was unbelievably hot with humidity running close to 100%.  The participants… or maybe contestants dance in effortless uniformity, perfectly coordinated, with the occasional character […]

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  • A Japanese Wedding

    Rob and Maki’s wedding The bride! And after a change of clothes Geishas from Nihonbashi dance as part of the entertainment On to the second reception And the view that a lot of people had of the final speech before the cake cutting… A uniquely Japanese interpretation of an English cake!  

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  • 2014 Malta International Airshow

    Happy? You will be later on, it’s the Malta International Airshow! Germany  A German Tornado on static display. Spain Spanish Air Force Patrulla Aguila (“Eagle Patrol”) display of their C-101 Aviojets   United Kingdom The Red Arrows display their Hawks… what more to say?   Piercing the heart with… you’ve got it, a red arrow You’re going […]

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  • Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri

    … a summer festival in Tokyo Shrines carried around the ward in a huge, slow-moving procession with the temperature in the high 30’s. How else would you spend a Sunday morning? This is before the parade even arrives, the people in the truck filled with water from a fire hydrant pour water over a tourist who […]