Hirafu Matsuri 2013

The Hirafu Summer Festival is on tomorrow and will be held at Sunsports Park from 12:00 until 21:00.

The crowd in a frenzy for free candy at the Hirafu Matsuri, 20 August 2011

“Hirafu’s summer festival of bon dancing, taiko drumming, yukatas, food & drink stalls, fireworks, giveaways and more. Every town in Japan has its own summer festival and this is Hirafu’s.

Kid's carrying a shrine to Sunsports, 25 August 2012

Kid’s carrying a shrine to Sunsports, 25 August 2012

Shinya from Jam Bar ready for action, 25 August 2012

Shinya from Jam Bar ready for action, 25 August 2012

The crowd loving the kids Hip Hop Dance performance, 25 August 2012

The crowd loving the kids Hip Hop Dance performance, 25 August 2012

This 2 spot virtual tour was taken a few years ago. The first panorama shows people dancing around the tower doing the “Bon Odori dance“. Click the white target to take a look at the evening Yotei Daiko drumming performance.

The Bon Odori Dance, 25 August 2012

The Bon Odori Dance, 25 August 2012

Hirafu Festival Closing Fireworks, 25 August 2012

Hirafu Festival Closing Fireworks, 25 August 2012

More info and images can be found on the Hirafu Matsuri Facebook page.

See you there!!

Photography: Glen Claydon Photography

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