It is pretty cold since yesterday. It is a snowy mountain area.
There is a shrine near my house. And today was the shrine’s festival. Omikoshi went out to our area. An Omikoshi is a portable shrine. It is carried along the streets of the town. It is believed that when the Omikoshi is carried evil will be neutralized and blessings will be spread in the area. It is carried on the shoulders of bearers usually men during a festival. Children followed close behind. My grandchildren followed too. There were games and mochimaki. People on the stage throw and spead mochi Mochimaki is a special event usually held at the shrine's stage. Everybody was excited If I can find a number outside the wrapper I can get a special prize from the organizer We had a blast at the festival