Sunday, July 19, 2015

Animations from an Event Behind My House

Wonderful and Whacky

 

 

Fireworks and festivals take place somewhere on the island, every weekend these days.

Instead of traveling miles and miles to see them, I stayed close to home.

teachers, children, preschool, dancing

The parking lot for this preschool is directly behind my house.

So, there wasn't going to be too much wear and tear on the yellow flip-flops.

It didn't take over two minutes to get to this event.


children,dancing,summer kimonos
The little boys and girls get to dance in their summer pajamas.



Music being cranked out of loudspeakers gets the kids dancing.

It sounded like some Japanese version of Pop Goes the Weasel.


yukatta, kimono, children

The more mature young ladies, got to wear yukatta or, summer kimonos.

Some of the songs sounded like Mickey Mouse and Yankee Doodle Dandy.


relay race, parents, teachers

Parents and teachers got involved in some sort of relay race.

It was hilarious watching some of the stuff they had to do in the competition.

They raced around the stage on toy scooters and with tennis rackets.

There was one part where they ran with a volleyball stuck in their crotch.

nd, an event where they blew up a balloon while running around the stage.

Then, they had to bust it with their fanny, at the end !



Eisa, dance,Nakagawa, Kin Town, Okinawa


From the north district of Kin, came the Nakagawa Eisa Group.

And, I'd rather watch them perform than, see fireworks, anywhere.

That's because, one of them happens to be an 18 year old sweetheart, of mine !



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