Fukushi Festival so much fun

May 31st, 2010 by
Category: Cuisine, Culture Art, Events, Seasonal Topics, Sightseeing

Had a good family day out, and saw many Yudanaka locals.

Making mochi

From Making mochi-rice to entertaining the crowd that gathered…

Great to see the 1000 or so people that got together to support the Welfare Center’s gala day.

The Welfare center is located just below Yudanaka Station (see map) or see Yama-no-uchi Webpage

Meeting Nakayama-san an olympic Athlete, and seeing his portraits

Meeting Nakayama-san an olympic Athlete, and seeing his portraits was a rare chance

Sell, sell, sell...not quite but some yummy local Yamanouchi apple juice
Sell, sell, sell…not quite but some yummy local Yamanouchi apple juice
Yudanaka Judo Club took care of ...er....security^-^

Yudanaka Judo Club took care of ...er....security^-^

Kids loved it all!!

Kids loved it all!!

Young Mums Band played Ponyo Ponyo and Totoro theme songs and gave us all smiles, even the fish we had just caught^-^

Young Mums Band played Ponyo Ponyo and Totoro theme songs and gave us all smiles, even the fish we had just caught^-^

You name it, they sold it...or gave it out for free which suits my Scottish ancestry^-^

You name it, they sold it...or gave it out for free which suits my Scottish ancestry^-^

Rock soba? - tastes good!

Rock soba? - tastes good!

Drummers, some on wheel chairs, entertained us for more than 30minutes

Drummers, some on wheel chairs, entertained us for more than 30minutes

Please Check out their next performance

Please Check out their next performance

Sashimi? ...of course we all had to have some...actually that's one big reason why I am back in Japan....yum^-^

Sashimi? ...of course we all had to have some...actually that's one big reason why I am back in Japan....yum^-^

Unfortunately we didn't just eat them (like I usually prefer), the kids had to 'look after them'.  Sorry fish.  I only managed to let 3 out of five fish be put in our pond...the 2 here were 'looked after'...boo hoo

Unfortunately we didn't just eat them (like I usually prefer), the kids had to 'look after them'. Sorry fish. I only managed to let 3 out of five fish be put in our pond...the 2 here were 'looked after'...boo hoo

Staff from our local government tourist association were out helping things run smoothly too

Staff from our local government tourist association were out helping things run smoothly too

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About Craig Shaw

Living in Snow Monkey Village - Yudanaka, working as Foreign Liaison trying to keep myself & guests from abroad out of trouble, sometime heard fumbling with an amateur radio set or trying to record something which sounds like music (usually not).

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