An autumn festival took place to thank good harvest in our local shrine. I went to the festival eve as I wanted to see one of the annual programs, professional "Japanese Drum performance" by Ikoma Sanrei.
an autumn evening before the festivalSmoke rises into the air from burning the rice field after the harvest.
This view reminds me that autumn has arrived.
A Big Japanese Drum
The performance is held on the stage in the shrine’s garden.
The following day, the festival car(Dashi in Japanese) was drawn by the local children and men wearing Happi coats through the local streets.
Japanese drums have existed and being used in Japan over 2000 years ago. It may have come to Japan around the 5th or 6th century with the influences based on Buddhism brought from China.
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