We went for a drive to see Kanayama spring festival in Gero. Gero city is famous for its hot springs. It's a 80-minute drive from Inuyama. We couldn't find traffic lights and convenience stores on the way to Gero. I was surprised to see a wooden house with a steep rafter roof at Kanayama-cho. The house might have been moved from the north of Gifu Prefecture and reconstructed there.
We had arrived there too early. Strolled in the town, we saw a hana-mikoshi, a portable shrine with pink decoration like pink flowers from a distance. The hana-mikoshi advanced very fast. I had to run after it to take pictures. Some local people followed the mikoshi. The shrine in Kanayama was very wonderful one. I saw another mikoshi group. Led by girls, boys carried mikoshi and children carried Totoro's mikoshi.