Just after the rainy season
and its the Summer Festival season in Japan!
There is an expression in Japanese that says `ato no
(translation: `after the festival`)
It means something like `after the fact`, or `too late`...
I took a spin on the expression and wanted to see what happens
`Before the festival`...
When the booths are setting up, the crowds have not yet set in,
and the streets are like a stage set ready for anything to take place.
I also like the idea that during the summer festival, the gods from the shrines are let out and paraded around the streets on an `omikoshi` or ` portable shrine`. It is a time when a lot of wild energy is let loose and a perfect time for... a dance walk!
Please enjoy this `Before the Matsuri` (before the festival) dance walk!
Thank you Shintaro, for the filming and for holding on tight to the camera when I come into a little danger at the end of the last scene!
Happy Summer Days!
Let the god and goddess in your heart come out to play!!