Good morning, everyone. It’s 13th October Sunday, 9:25 AM, and warm autumn sunny day. Today is “Kakegawa Festival”. It’s held by Kakegawa city Shizuoka prefecture annually. The Kakegawa Festival, which retains the tradition of the castle town and Kakegawa-juku, is a joint festival of 7 towns and 41 towns in the center of Kakegawa Station in the beginning of October every year. First town is “Midorimachi”. The name means “Green town” Midorimachi is the only town in 41 towns where the shamisen landlady plays on the float. It is precious to listen to live songs and live performances. Fine play that picks up the towel at the timing of squatting. He will be big. It is characterized by the indigo-dyed coat with pine and butterfly patterns on the hem. The float was made in 1212 A miniature version of Kakegawa Castle towers on the rooftop. Midorimachi is a place where there was a lower-level samurai residence in Kakegawa Castle, and the ward has a tree of over 300 years old that is considered as a designated tree of the city There is always a lively town where children’s playful voices are always there. In addition, next to this park has a psychedelic water shrine. As the patron god of water and children, we have enshrined the Emperor Antoku and Jianmun-in Temple as the basis for the people’s hearts. Thanks to volunteers, the float can be made exactly like the real thing based on the design drawing of Kakegawa Castle, It is known as a very united town for cleaning and renovation of psychedelic water shrine. [Man] Ready? Free drinks Sake “Gonbe” When Mr. Gombe sowed, the vegetable was eaten by a crow I ’ll catch them next time Zumbera zumbera zumbera zumbera “Itcho cho” Itcho cho, Itcho cho Let’s pray to the high mountain Itcho cho, Itcho cho “Kappore (Drown love)” Kappore kappore Turn around Kappore Yoi to na, ah yoi yoi The offing is dark Tegi ”Konpira (Golden ship)” Golden ship, ship Sail to the chaser Shura shu shu shu Let’s go around mountains, rivers and various Japan by gold ship Let’s dance everyone Shura shu shu shu It’s a loss to dance until dawn Let’s Awa dance Turn around with children at the festival Shura shu shu shu It’s a loss to dance until dawn Let’s dance with me Turn around the stalls Congratulations ”Nanokamachi (Seven days town)” They’re wearing a happi coat with an iron-dark bule, and the back is drawn in red letters, “Nanokamachi (Seven days town)” There is a big drum on the top. The float was made from the enthusiasm of the residents in 1993 The stalls that decorate sculptures such as dragons, lion lions, and flying heavens that are related to Rikijin are proud of the residents. Today, the number of households has increased in Nanokamachi, and the smiles of the children participating in the ward events have also expanded greatly. I feel the bright future of Nanokamachi in the appearance of many children and young people who are serious about making this festival a success. Kakegawa city’s noon chime “Dragonfly glasses” “Konyamachi (Dark Blue Town)” Pale mauve cloth and black collar happi coat are characteristic. The mark which imaged the lion is written. Konyacho’s store The float was renewed in 1950. Two Shishi on the top is a guardian god in this town. “Shishi Eating” by Konyamachi This town was said to have worshiped one of the three lion heads enshrined by the castle tower during the Kakegawa Castle construction, Traditional dances and large drums used (made in 1746) This is lion town. “Jounai (In the Castle)” Scarlet dark-blue fabric, bellflower dyeing, and decorative letters and “Castle” characters on the back of the happi coat. It is characterized by gold Shachiho and purple drum. Walking around Kakegawa castle Kakegawa Library “Kakegawa Kodawarippa (Japanese restaurant)” “Kakegawa beef skewed” 600 yen Sweet soy sauce and charcoal smoke are around the area. Kakegawa beef has the second highest sales performance in 2008 of Kakegawa’s agricultural and livestock products sales after tea. Kakegawa beef is raised with good quality grass, rice straw, and grain feed that is particular to the producer. [Clerk] It was baked deliciously! Because it is carefully fattened according to the growth of the cow, it was a very delicious beef with a unique flavor and texture, soft meat quality. I can’t believe it’s only 600 yen. I want to 10 more. “Kakegawa specialty Hojicha soft cream” 500 yen Hojicha ice cream made from safe and secure tea leaves grown by a producer in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture. [Clerk] Sorry I made you wait. Thank you. At the same time as the sweetness of vanilla, the unique fragrance of roasted tea comes through the nose Bitterness and astringency are suppressed, and the mouthfeel is moist and smooth. * hiding the string * It’s perfect for such a warm autumn day. [Clerk] Today’s Habutae-mochi and Wasanbon’s dried confectionery. [Clerk] Please relax. “Daily tea confectionery set” 500 yen Kakegawa Matcha Habutae-mochi and Wasanbon’s dried confectionery. The gentle sweetness of the double-plumed rice cake and the high-priced Kakegawa matcha match well. Is this the right way to hold it? Kakegawa is awesome. “Shaved ice” 300 yen [Woman] Thank you “Suehirocho (Expanse Town)” It is characterized by a happi coat with a fan that means “Suehiro” on the hem pattern. Alcohols are on the top. Suehiro Town is the westernmost of the participating towns, has a history of more than 400 years, and has faith in the venerable guardian Tsushima Shrine. Goldfish scooping (200 yen) Yakisoba (500 yen) The sweet scent of the sauce stirs my appetite Chocolate banana (300 yen) I recently ate chocolate bananas after a long time and was really delicious! Banana smoothness and chocolate crisp texture. Carbohydrate is high, but nutritional value is also high. [Clerk] Here you are Drawing Rice cracker (200 yen) I saw this for the first time. Taiyaki inside plenty of Anko (Red beans). 150 yen per piece is too cheap. [Clerk] Thank you. custard Fluffy strawberry and condensed milk (500 yen) Super ball scooping (100 yen) Grandma gives lecture to grandson. Almost it’s for grandma. Fresh fried crunchy cheese (300 yen) Outside crunchy, inside is sticky. goes well with Cheese salt Tropical juice (300 yen) Japanese Fried chicken (300 yen) [Clerk] Here you are! It’s 300 yen! [Girl] Thank you – [Clerk] Thank you! “Kakegawa Honjin Street” Kakegawa’s outside bars where you can taste good. There are currently 16 stores in operation, and there are various genres such as Korean food, seafood donkey, ramen and spice dishes. A resting place where you can come alone and enjoy a conversation with the shopkeeper while you open your glasses. Charcoal-grilled fresh seafood such as abalone, sazae, large clams, prawns, etc. Wagyu beef ribs have a deep and crispy taste. In the sauce of bulgogi. The bovine hormone is soft and slightly sweet. Draft beer is crisp Asahi Super Dry. Shizuoka Oden with a traditional taste. Along with local sake, regional sake, Awamori, and fresh wine. There is Tandan noodle specialty store. There are also shops that sell fish (teppanyaki) and Matsumae pickles directly from the market in Hakodate. I’m doing it all year round so please come to here when you come to Kakegawa. Cheese hot dog (600 yen) The store owner’s brother is offering freshly fried foods to each customer, saying, “I want customers to eat delicious cheese hats.” Cloth crisp, cheese grows well and is very delicious. No calories if you walk around the festival. * miss editing * “Ohtemachi (Big Hand town)” “Ohte” maeans “King” in Shogi which is Japanese checks. So the shogi’s “King” is scattered in the coat The name of Ohtemachi is derived from Otekaku, the place where the Ohtemon Gate was located. Along with the restoration of Kakegawa Castle, Otemon was restored and Otemonbansho was also relocated. The town is a tourist spot centered around Ohtemon overlooking the castle. Because the width of the stalls is the widest in the town where you participate in the festival, it is difficult to pass with stalls in other towns on the old narrow road before the land readjustment. The Otemachi food stall is an old and old float in Kakegawa, built in 1908. “Sakanamachi (Fish Town)” It features a mouse-gray fabric, vermillion “fish” on the back, and different wings and coral crests on the hem. The shout is also unique. I don’t know what they are saying. There are many fresh fish shops in this town. Sakanachi is located on the east side of Kakegawa Station. Two samurais are on top. The one use Katana knife and the other use hammer. This town has high combat power. It is not a big town, but it is a town full of humanity, that is Sakanamachi. Choolate banana (300 yen) Fish box Character candy 500 yen [Clerk] Here you are. Potato butter (500 yen) Takoyaki (500 yen) Freshly squeezed lemonade (300 yen) Because it’s used half a lemon luxuriously You can take a lot of vitamin C. Sweet and sour and refreshing. Meat wrapped rice ball (500 yen) Baby Castella (500 yen) The sweet scent of Castella adds flowers to the festival. “Chuou Ichoume (Central First Street)” It is a coat with a characteristic pattern of lion head on Green onion colored fabric, a pattern of lion heads, and a crest and hem. The inside of the happi coat is orange. There is a big fan on top. This town is famous for fun. There’s a wind God in this town. [Mens] Ready GO! Yeah! Chuo 1-chome Ward is an emerging town that was born in 1969 on the west side of the north exit of Kakegawa Station. Today, it has developed as the center of Kakegawa City and the future is greatly promised. In particular, the ebony ring with a diameter of 5 inches and 8 inches is a rare item in Japan. It is a solid and rich float. “Tekka (Steel Flower)” The specialty of the Kakegawa festival is “Tekka” performed when the floats pass each other. First, when two floats pass each other, they confirm that the floats will pass each other safely in both towns and beat the beat. When they passed through the floats pass each other successfully, they beat Tegi as “It has done safely”‘, the heads of both towns again beat slowly. At this time, showing off the fast-paced drumming is similar to the spark when cutting iron, so it is called Tokka (Steel Flower). “Chuou Nichoume (Central Second Street)” It is a coat with a characteristic characteristic of a light-leaf fabric, a diagonal hem pattern, and a second pattern on the sleeves. A girl who strikes a powerful drum and veteran flute players. Bass sounds all of the town. He’s so handsome. “Chuou Sanchoume (Central Third Street)” “Tekka (Steel Flower)” There are the king and the princess at the top. It is characterized by a coat with a hem pattern of waves on dark red fabric and a circle on the cuffs. Chuo Sanchome was established in only 46 households in 1975 by the land readjustment project in Kakegawa City. Currently, it has grown to 165 households and 450 residents. “Tekka (Steel Flower)” It is a quiet residential area near the “City Hall Station”. It is an educational district that is blessed with a close proximity to Central Elementary School and West Junior High School. In 2009, we built a second-generation stall with the ingenuity and enthusiasm of the residents. It is an unrivaled and high-quality stand that incorporates “discerning” and “ultimate beauty” even in simplicity. A dragon is drawn on the red cloth. “Jounishi (West-side Castle)” They wearing a happi coat with a white lion in a dark-blue. Jounishi is a venerable area that was once surrounded by an outer moat and became a samurai mansion under the Kakegawa Castle A town with a taste of over 500 households. “Akiba Douri (Akiba street)” It is a happi coat with a distinctive feature of a tengu fan and a red letter “Aki” on the back. There is Tengu God in Akiba Street. Daruma “Matsuo Chou (Pine tree Town)” It has a characteristic Pine tree color happi coat with pine on the hem on a young pine needle “Sakaemachi (Prospering Town)” It is a happi coat with a distinctive character of bright golden yellow and “Sakae” on the back. ”Asahimachi (Morning Sun Town)” A moss-green fabric with a fine “Asahi” design and a “wheel” dyed on the hem. Asahimachi was located in the east of Kakegawa around 1948 and was named as the town where Asahi (Morining Sun) rises the fastest. The first float was made in 1927, but it was damaged by the collapse of the stall due to a typhoon, and the float was renewed for the first time in 56 years with the cooperation of residents. “Touyamachi (Sharpening Town)” It’s characteristic for the letter “と (To)”. The night is coming. “Kameno Kou (Tortoise shell)” The number of people increases at night and the festival becomes more lively. The stalls and lanterns are brightly lit up, and it is as bright as midday. Hiroshima Yaki (500 yen) Thin skin taiyaki (150 yen) It’s chewy thin skin and inside are many of sweet red beans. It ’s not a fight. He’s just drunk. Kitsune (Fox) However, the atmosphere is quite different between the daytime part and the night part. The Kakegawa Festival will delight participants with two faces. Towering Solemnity Kakegawa Castle “Tekka (Steel Flower)” Potato butter (500 yen) Canned butter is super unhealthy. But let’s be unhealthy within festival days. Crepe (500 yen) [Clerk] Here you are. Cloud hiding the moon Kakegawa Honjin Street at night. They’re pushing aside electrical wires. A person with a lantern that says “Gaikou (diplomatic)” at the top of the procession is a person who makes greetings and negotiations with other towns. Ah yore Ah yore Ah yore yore yore They interact with other towns in this way. So rya So rya Apple Candy (300 yen) Bubble tea (500 yen) Lightning Milk pack (600 yen) All town leaders are gathered. They’re praying for Kakegawa city’s safety. They’re drinking alcohol together. Sa yore Sa yore Sa yore yore yore “Tekka (Steel Flower)” Kakegawa Festival is famous not only as a stall festival, but also as Shishi dance. The hood is big enough to cover the road, and it takes dozens of people to move it. A 20-year-old leaders living in the towns is drinking and drinking. White happi is “Nishi machi (West town)” Looks like alcohol with a high alcohol content. Striped happi is “Shio machi (Salt town)” And the blue one is “Midori machi (Green town)” [Midorimachi] Here we go! – Yeah!! So re! So re! So re! So re! He’s “Kawara machi (Tile Town)” Shio machi! Shio machi! [Midorimachi] One more time! – Yeah!! Gokkun! Gokkun! Gokkun! [Kawaramachi] Here we go! – Yeah!! [Audience] One more time! One more time! Yooh! “Tekka (Steel Flower)” The festival is over. It was a historic and prestigious festival. I appreciate your like and comment. It’s so motivate me. See you next Ichiro Japan.