Friday, October 8, 2010

Foreign Friday

Character on a Fall Festival parade float 
Misawa, Japan 
Autumn 1979

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. 


  1. Wait. I thought those were his cheeks. Now I'm not sure.

  2. How great to be exposed to another culture!


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