Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri 2005

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Kana’s hometown of Kishiwada is famous all over Japan for their annual Danjiri Matsuri (Mobile Float/Shrine Festival). You can learn more about the historic roots of this wacky festival at the Kishiwada City homepage (http://www.city.kishiwada.osaka.jp/).

After seeing the trial pulls a week earlier we knew we were in for a treat during the actual Danjiri Matsuri. Unfortunately on Saturday (the 8th) it rained all day, which was tough on both the Crews and the spectators. However the sun came out on Sunday (the 9th) and we returned as well this time with the video camera to document this awesome hometown festival.

I am sure you will enjoy watching these fearless Danjiri Crews as much as we did!

本番初日の10/8(土曜日)はあいにくの雨となりました。翌10/9(日曜日)は天候に恵まれ、私達は再びビデオカメラを手に、だんぢり見物に出かけました。

クレイグにとっては、初めて実際に見る岸和田だんぢり祭。そんな彼の視点から作製されたビデオクリップです。どうぞお楽しみ下さい。 岸和田市HPhere

 

Photos of the 2005 Danijri Matsuri
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Danjiri Teams resting near Diamond Golf

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Danjiri Teams resting near Diamond Golf

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The Obu danjiri is brought out of its’ house

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The Obu danjiri getting ready to be put on display

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Interior of the Obu danjiri house

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The Obu danjiri team

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Rear shot of the Obu danjiri

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Side shot of the Obu danjiri

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Equisite woodwork on the Obu danjiri

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Another shot of the woodwork on the Obu danjiri

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A junior team member tries ringing the bell

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A junior team member gets some pointers

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Craig gets some pointers on climbing onto the Obu danjiri roof

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Craig gets the honour of standing on the Obu danjiri roof

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Danjiri traffic control

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Danjiri heading to Hachi-noji
(the course shaped like an eight)

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Two Fukuda crew members wearing happi (jackets)

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The wall that lists all of the sponsors for the
2005 Danjiri Matsuri

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House of the Shimomatsu danjiri

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The Obu danjiri rounds the last corner at Hachi-Noji

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The Nishinouchi danjiri en route to the turns
at Shimomatsu station

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The Nishinouchi danjiri

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Rear shot of the Nishinouchi danjiri


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The Yasaka danjiri at the Shimomatsu station corner

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Crowds at the Shimomatsu station corner wait for the next team

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Crowds begin to gather at the Shimomatsu station corner

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Shot of the exit from Shimomatsu station

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Yasaka danjiri on lantern parade

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Another shot of the Yasaka danjiri on lantern parade

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Yasaka danjiri on lantern parade near Mos Burger

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Danjiri on lantern parade