The month of August, has to be the best month of the year for festival-goers.
Every summer, Kin Town has an Eisa Festival. This one happened yesterday.
Luckily it didn't start, until the weather cooled, after 5PM.
Eisa began as a dance performed during Obon and was called Bon Odori (dance) years ago.
Bon Odori is still performed throughout Japan during the Obon season.
In Okinawa, the dance was modified and, it is performed throughout the year.
Besides the drums, speakers blast music from the sanshin players on the stage.
The village district banners (hatagashira) are carried on bamboo poles.
Only one camera, lens and tripod were used for this event.
The team from Nakagawa had girls, wearing pink flip-flops and yukatta.
One of those Eisa gals, in pink, happens to be my #1 granddaughter.
After, I captured a few hundred photos of her, it was time to take a break.