Eating Our Way Through Kurayami Matsuri


I know I’ve already shared all about the Kurayami Matsuri (Darkness Festival) mantou dance competition and parades of taiko, floats and mikoshi, but a festival just wouldn’t be a festival without the food! (more…)


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…)