Last Sunday they had a Mikoshi Parade here on base and throughout Yokosuka. The Mikoshi Parade celebrates the beginning of fall and people carry "mikoshis" which are large, heavy japanese shrines throughout the town. Anyways, it was interesting. Here are a couple of pictures.
Sometimes the shrines fall--they are heavy!
The participants wear "happy coats". Most of them have little shorts on underneath, but some didn't. I kind of am noticing a theme of naked men in Japan!
Brooke and I went to the Tokyo-Edo museum when we went up to watch sumo. It is a museum all about Japan's history--we loved it because they have a lot of interactive exhibits. We had a lot of fun!
Asians, I have decided, love colorful things!