YOHTAKA Andon (Lantern) Festival 2013 in Numata Town 2 !
After enjoying culinary delicacy sourced locally, with Mr. Yokoyama and a beautiful lady we jumped in the parade. We had to wear "happi" coat as Mr .Yokoyama wore but his "happi" coat was dyed with Japanese indigo " AI" and aged enough as the one worn by the man of the town.
The most famous and popular Japanese animation character for infants "Anpan-man" is on the left. The character change his head that is made of a bread with sweet red-beans paste called "anko" inside. Changing the head reinforce the character again and again.
Other huge lantern floats were still covered with plastic sheets before the lantern fight in the climax.
Please visit Numata Town and the festival with your family and cronies.
To be continued.