SYNOPSIS:  Festival hopping — first Kyoto, now Osaka.  About other major festivals in Japan.  Why I came to Osaka.


Why Osaka?  Really, I could have skipped it and in hindsight I should probably have gone to see the oldest flat-land castle Bitchu Matsuyama or Hokkaido instead.  But then, there was the Tenjin Matsuri.  It is one of the main festivals of Japan and it happened while I was nearby — how could I ignore it?… VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY