Character on a Fall Festival parade float
I didn't learn a lot about these festival parades, but I loved all the color and the pageantry of the events. The floats were huge - some on motorized flat beds and others hefted on the shoulders of men and boys.
This particular parade was one of my first exposures to the Japanese culture after I moved to Japan to teach on an Air Force base. Base housing was tight, so I had to find a house off base. Much more on that experience in future posts.