Tenjin Matsuri Meetup
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We have 3 big festivals in Japan. The Tenjin Matsuri is one of them and it's hold in Osaka!! Yes,we should have Tenjin Matsuri Meetup then:) It held 2days and we decided make fist day this time. We have common that to join there wearing Yukata. Yukata is sort of Kimono which tradetional clothes in Japan. We were wearing Yukata and offered to wear Aquila and her friend from the Netherlands. It's easy to wear so we changed clothes and made up hair set at restroom of Tenma station:)
We walked the street of Tenjinbashi is most longest shopping street in Japan. There are any kind of shops at both sides. We enjoyed taking beers,Takoyaki (you already know what is it...special local food of Osaka!) and some kind of Matsuri's yatai!!
After we walked a bit there is the "Gal mikoshi" which is one of big event of this night! The cheerful and beautiful girls made parade with loud "wasshoi! wasshoi!". There were so crowded,especially when the gal mikoshi through the street, people wanna see them and some people are following them.lol
We went to the Yakitori retaurant "Toriki" after matsuri. How nice drink a cold beer after walking a lot in muggy! We say that at Tenjin-matsuri moment is hotest days in Japan!! Yes,that's sure!!
You can try to this matsuri every year around the end of July! Enjoy it:)