Kurayami Matsuri: Taiko Drums, Floats and Mikoshi on Parade


After such an enjoyable mantou dance competition, I really had to wonder if the Kurayami Matsuri (Darkness Festival) had anything else that could possibly compare. We quickly found there was still plenty to see including taiko drums making their way through neighborhoods, floats with masked characters and musicians, and mikoshi parading through the streets.  (more…)


Mantou Dance Competition


Earlier this month, my husband and I attended the Kurayami Matsuri (Darkness Festival) in nearby Fuchu City. We arrived just in time for the mantou competition and I’m so glad we made it! (more…)