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Karatsu Kunchi Festival – Saga, Japan (The day of rain)

Hiryu Flying Dragon Float , Karatsu Kunchi Festival, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan

Hiryu Flying Dragon Float , Karatsu Kunchi Festival, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan

Flew up to Kyushu to photograph the Karatsu Kunchi Festival. The main events took place on Sunday and Monday, but as the rain poured down, the Sunday procession was a little waterlogged.

Rain Day , Karatsu Kunchi Festival, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan

Rain Day , Karatsu Kunchi Festival, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan

The kids were all looking a little glum.

Karatsu Kunchi Festival, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan

Karatsu Kunchi Festival, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan

The adults however had a special remedy. Which appeared to be encouraged by the local constabulary.

Drinking Sake, Karatsu Kunchi Festival, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan

Drinking Sake, Karatsu Kunchi Festival, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan

And so with heads held high,

Tamatori-Jishi (The Guardian Lion on an Orb) Karatsu Kunchi Festival, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan

Tamatori-Jishi (The Guardian Lion on an Orb) Karatsu Kunchi Festival, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan

the floats were dragged through the city.

Hiryu Flying Dragon Float , Karatsu Kunchi Festival, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan

Hiryu Flying Dragon Float , Karatsu Kunchi Festival, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan

And some people even managed a smile.

Karatsu Kunchi Festival, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan

Karatsu Kunchi Festival, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan

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