Festival in Tsukishima

On July 10, 2010, there was a big matsuri (festival) in front of our apartment building in Tokyo. As we walked around trying the different foods and playing the games, we saw many of the friends we had made in the nearby buildings. During festivals like these, women traditionally wear a yukata and men wear a jinbei. In the picture below, you can see our family dressed up...even baby Coen!

The video above is a Taiko Performance (traditional Japanese art of drums) in the festival. I love their precision, the meditative constancy of the rhythm, and the sheer volume of the sound!