Kawagoe Festival Faces

18 03 2012

Tokyobling's Blog

It’s March, the worst month in the year for Japanese office workers as the end of the fiscal year is creeping nearer and the pace picks up for projects to be closed and plans filed for the coming fiscal year that starts in April. For me it’s that, and the relative dearth of festivals! So to combat the shortage of festivals I looked over some photos from last year’s fantastic Kawagoe festival (which honestly might rank as one of the top three festivals in the Kanto area). I’ve covered this festival many times before but there’s just so many amazing photo opportunities at this massive event! The man in the first picture carries a lantern with the word Keigo painted on it, which mean bodyguard in modern Japanese but in the old days it was more like what we’d call a watchman. Men of the Keigo walk beside the huge…

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