Now that autumn is well and truly here, lots of local neighbourhoods parade their danjiri (floats) around the streets. These parades are quite low-key, very local, but with a great atmosphere. Local families accompany the floats, wandering around the neighbourhood - much like families go Trick or Treating at Hallowe'en in Western countries.
Big contrast with the Danjiri Matsuri in Kishiwada, Osaka in September: http://digitalguff.aminus3.com/image/2007-09-18.html
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