Thursday, September 28, 2006
I live with Mitsuyo in Nagoya Japan.
Last weekend we turned down the party on the beach to do the family thing in Mitz's hometown, Agui-cho, on the peninsula just south of Nagoya We stopped in briefly to a small festival in Yaguchi (area of hometown) .
The festival is called Mushi-kuyou (mushi meaning 'insects' and kuyou meaning 'memorial').
It's a festival that rotates yearly between the thirteen elligible community areas of Agui, commemorating the insects that die from the mechanisms of crop production (chemical, mechanical, other....).
At most festivals in Japan there are stalls selling food, touting 'try your luck' games, and more often as not, a balloon stall.