Apart from the cultural heritage and spiritual meaning, Japanese festivals are also great places to observe good-looking guys doing odd things. Many claim that the food stalls are controlled by the underworld, but I know for certain that they are the source of endless “yankii” fashion. I love how the guy in the photo above is using a power tool to create the batter for delicious “castello” cakes that are made in cast iron molds.
And I know it’s completely inappropriate, but I couldn’t help but notice this attractive young guy selling children’s toys.
For those near Nakano, the ward’s omatsuri is this weekend! Maybe I’ll see you there?