Omikoshi, Ôimachi

Sep 19 2002

Hiroko’s family invited me to come over and check out the matsuri (festival) that was going on in their town. The procession of three mikoshi (the portable golden god-holder thingo) passes right in front of their house twice, so we just stayed in and played Nekketsu Seishun Nikki 2, Vib Ribbon, and SSX Tricky until we heard the ruckus, then came out to watch. The folks carrying the mikoshi were pretty enthusiastic, whooping and freaking out and stuff.