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... some show cars/hot rods.
Below are a few video clips that will give you a feel for the parade. The band sounds really good. ...and, what would a parade in Japan be without DRUMS?!
(Note: The background sound in the motorcycle video is the sound from the pedestrian crosswalk. You just have to love the Japanese)
Most of the folks on our trip were snowboarders. I always make fun of them because they spend so much time sitting in the snow. Since a boarder straps both feet to the same board, they have no way to really propel themselves when they aren't on a downward slope. Some will hop around, but ...
... well against scenery, but with the leaves at the height of their colors, we actually blended in. Good thing none of us had to be rescued! :o)
All in all, it was a great day. I'm sure my arms, shoulders and neck will remind me tomorrow how much fun it was, but it was well worth it. Just an absolutely great day to be on the water and in Japan!
... made from stars that crosses the sky, separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. The celebration is held at night, once the stars come out.
... you get to the "Sandy Beach". ....we Americans are so imaginative when it comes to naming places.
After my drive down the coast, I tried to find a well known second-hand shop called "The Cement Factory". ....another American named place. (**Added picture of the Cement Factory - now you can see why it got it's name)
I was pretty confident I ...