Sunday, March 8, 2015

Taishido Autumn Festival 2014 / 太子堂秋祭り 2014

Every year around autumn, we have a local festival - the Taishido Autumn Festival.  The one we always go to is held at the Taishido Hachimangu Shrine.  If you've been to a Japanese summer festival or almost any festival for that matter, you will know there will be lots of food stalls, perhaps a mikoshi (portable shrine) parade and lots and lots of people.  So we spent this particular day just walking around our neighborhood.

毎年の秋、近所の太子堂八幡宮の秋祭りが開催します。もちろん食べ物の屋台がいっぱい出てて、神輿を担いでパレードみたいこともあって、そして人が沢山!ってことで、今日は近所にブラブラ散歩。


When Mikako and I got married, one of the apartments we looked at was located right across the street from this shrine.  We've passed by it many times but this was the first time that I saw it was actually open to the public.

美香子と結婚したときで新居探したとき、一つのアパートはこの神社の向かいにありました。何回もこの神社の前を通りましたが、今日初めて開いてるを見た。


 
 





On the same day as the Taishido Autumn Festival, there was also a small wine festival happening near the station.  They were actually serving wine for free too!

同じ日で駅の近くに酒ワイン祭りも開催中でした。ワインの無料配信もやってましたよ。もちろん一杯か二杯を貰いましたよ。


This chicken specialty shop was doing brisk business today.

唐揚げ専門店も結構混んでました。


 
 
This fish shop was doing a tuna cutting show and giving out some free maguro.  You be we went here too.
 
魚の店でマグロの解体ショー。そしてマグロも頂きました。ただで!
 
 


The following pictures are the various food stalls set up along the street in the Taishido neighborhood.

下記の写真は秋祭りの為に出てる屋台いろいろ。


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Takoyaki Booth / たこ焼き屋台
 
 
 
 
 
 
Banana chocolate booth / バナナチョコ屋台
 
 
Okonomiyaki booth / お好み焼き屋台
 
 
Taishido Hachimangu / 太子堂八幡宮
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taiko drums / 太鼓
 
 
 
 
 
 
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More food stalls, this was was the Taiwan Food Booth selling stir-fried noodles.
 
台湾屋台の焼きビーフンも美味しそうだった、食べてなかったけど。

 
Turkish doner kebabs have become a popular staple at Japanese festivals.
 
トルコのドネルケバブが日本の祭りに吹かせない食べ物になった感じがする。

 
Enjoying myself a Turkish doner kebab.
 
ドネルケバブを食べました。

 

Back in Sangejaya, we saw Akemi Ishii (former idol) rehearsing for an afternoon performance.
 
三軒茶屋に石井明美が昼のリハーサルしてました。


A great time is always had at festivals.
 
祭りはいつも楽しい時間を過ごせます。


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