September 17, 2009

Dude, Where's My Mikoshi? Part 2: Dashi

The floats in this vid are called 山車 (dashi). Not to be confused with soup flavoring. Watch it in HD (or just press the fullscreen button next to the HD button) for the full experience.


  1. Very cool vid, Clay. I'm wonderin' how old those 山車 are. Great carving and 'bling' :) there website that lists different local まつい? Would be great to catch one sometime. Thanks for the 'Benny Hill'! The mental image of bikini clad festival goers was priceless. ;)

  2. Good question on the age of those carts. The festival has been around since at least the 1700s...


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