The last ten days in October, a big festival is hold in Hyogo, Himeji. Himeji is my local town, and Himeji is famous for its big festival. This big festival is known by the whole country people or many foreign countries people. In this season, many people from other country visit Himeji, and enjoy this festival. This big festival has another name “Bannshuu Aki Matsuri”.
This means ” a festival in Himeji area”. This festival famous for portable shrine. This is very big and big. People carry this portable shirine by 50 or 60 people. Portable shrine is beautiful and magnificient. So people always are fascinated by this big portable shrine.
By the way, what is the purpose of this festival? It’s for worshiping God. “Aboshi area” in Himeji hold “lantern festival” called “Chochin wari”. “Chochin wari” means to break each other’s lantern. Lantern gives off light. This light is for God. God needs the light. So people send the light to God by breaking the lantern or carrying the prtable shrine.
And people’S clothes in this area’s festival are very rare. People wear loinclothes. This is not common in other festival.
Please join the festival.