Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Akita

I'm in Akita for the Kanto Matsuri (pole lantern festival).  The major festivities are at night but there was a demonstration of people balancing the long bamboo poles that are filled with lanterns.





On the hip.





On the shoulder.


One hand.


Even the kids do it.


While wandering around I happened across this huge pond full of lotus plants.







There will be more pictures after tonight's festival.