Thursday, June 28, 2007
Hyakumangoku Matsuri- The Parade
The first weekend in June sees the annual celebration of the entry of Lord Maeda into Kanazawa to take control of the Kaga Feudal Fief.
The festivities begin with a parade, but this year I skipped the school marching bands, and waited till the Acrobatic Firemen show before I unlimbered my camera.
The actor playing Lord Maeda was a fairly famous individual here, so the crowd went kind of wild when he showed up. It was kind of funny actually, Michael and I standing there non plussed, while Sachiko and Yukie were super excited. Of course, if he had been Bruce Willis or somebody from my childhood then *I* would have been the one bouncing up and down.