Don't Miss This One Next Year -- It's a Blast !
Locals call it the Una Matsuri but you can get by saying, Onna-son Festival.
With several villages having festivals, all weekend, I chose this one.
Trying to get a better look, I zoomed in on these performers playing classic Okinawan folk music.
Catching the group before they disappeared, I took this photo.
Would you believe, the dude does his own hair styling ?
Before the sun disappeared, I started setting-up to shoot fireworks, near the beach.
When it got really dark, I decided this would be where I'd catch the fireworks.
BOOM ! ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE !
The illumination launchers were planted on the beach, just a few meters away.
The fireworks were popping directly over us. So much for making a scene over the ocean.
In the crowd, there was no way to move the tripod and camera and catch the bursts overhead.
It worked. Hah !