I went to a local festival in Kamogawa and helped carry the mikoshi (portable shrine) for the first time. It weighs about a ton, so needless to say, my shoulder was sore for a few days after. During the daytime, the men carry it, the evening, it's half and half, and by evening it's almost all women.
鴨川の祭り行って、初めて神輿を担いでいた~ 1000パウンドぐらいの重さで肩は1週間ぐらい筋肉痛のままだった。 日中は男が担いで、夕方は男女で頑張って、夜になると担いでいる人はほ8割以上女~
At the beginning of the journey, leaving the shrine
Carrying the mikoshi
A view from the street mirror
What people wear
Close up of the shrine
There way of cooling off? Throw others into the ocean.