A town to the north of Honjo, Kameda, just had a lovely festival on Sunday, featuring the town's children in various traditional costumes dancing down the streets.
Stopping for a seaside Lawson's break on our way there
Edel in her lovely yukata outside the kameda castle at the top of the castle, overlooking Kameda
a scary and strange float. You can see the Yurihonjo (my conglomerated city) symbol- a lily (for yuri) on the backs of these guys' jackets
These dancing ladies were from another prefecture called Fukushima
I think these guys were my favorite - the mustacioed chimney sweeps
Kameda castle These are actually from the day before, a trip to Nishime beach, where a Chinese rooster balloon was found and subsequently abandoned
Fields of flowing lavender at Herb World, where they also have delicious lavender soft-serve ice cream!