The Numazu Summer Festival (Natsu Matsuri) is coming around again. This big event floods the streets on the south side of Numazu in a three day event filled with endless parades, deja vu stalls, excellent music, gorgeous yukatas and ends each night with a huge display of fireworks over the Kano river. Living so close to the center of town means that some of the parades actually passed by our very windows last year. During the previous years Summer Festival we were fortunate enough to sit on our windowsill and watched the parades go by. The dancers in their immaculately dressed quasi traditional garb are an awe inspiring sight. The huge floats born on the shoulders of cheering sweat sodden participants with balancing beauties precariously positioned on top of gorgeously crafted woodwork, are to sure infuse you with energy and excitement.
We couldn’t just sit on our windowsill all day. There was so much else to see.
On every street at every time there is something different to keep you well entertained throughout the day and well into the night to finally enjoy the fireworks.
I am sure that these few pictures from last years event will tempt you enough to pay a visit.
When 27, 28 and 29th of July.
Location South side of Numazu Station flowing down the main streets and along the Kano River.