In front of Machi-naka Square: 3 August, 2013

Koji Nagahata

In front of Machi-naka Square
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On this day, the street in front of the Machi-naka Square was close to vehicular traffic, and "Waraji race" was held. On "Waraji race", groups of people dragged a float, on which a group of musician played the festival music, to compete for time.
Announcers of local TV stations and a radio station jointly did a commentary on the races.
In Machi-naka square, the main venue of the festival, a decontamination work has been progressing, as the sign board in the right pucture shows: no one at the festival seemed to mind.

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