Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Rain in the evening




The eavy rain is not spoiling the matsuri completely, I just stepped on the veranda to take some photos. I hope better weather for tomorrow. All photos take with 180 mm. at f 2.8.




Scenes from the matsuri at Suwa jinja: priests and miko.

Matsuri

The morning of the Summer matsuri at Suwa Jinja in Kitakata. The morning was very fine weather and later in the afternoon heavy rain.

Lantern


This paper lantern is the sign that the summer matsuri, the local festival, is here! The neon sign in the background is the Yamatogawa sake factory opposite our home in Kitakata.
The day time picture is taken with the 85 mm. lens, the night time photo is taken with the 180 mm.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Abe shokudou




Abe shokudou (restaurant) is a very good traditional ramen bar in Kitakata. The town is very famous for this noodle soup called ramen, ofthen called chuka soba, chinese noodles. This particular dish is topped with plenty of pork stew slices, the broth is very dark and salty, very tasty, is good in summer too!
Detail of a wall of a kura, a tradional building used as deposit, in Kitakata shi, the town is famouse for the many kura. In front there is an old stone lantern. Photo © Flavio Gallozzi - All rights reserved.
Detail of a wall of a kura, a tradional building used as deposit, in Kitakata shi, the town is famouse for the many kura. In front there is an old stone lantern. Photo © Flavio Gallozzi - All rights reserved.