Festival: Aizen Matsuri

Aizen Festival is one of the first festivals of the summer in Osaka. It lasts from June 30th till July 2nd, but we only visited on June 30th.

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The festival started with a parade from Tennoji to the shrine, it celebrates the pretty girls of Aizen and the cutest ones are carried to the shrine!

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There was a really fun atmosphere, and lots of smiling and singing. Although most of the crowd were middle aged men.

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At the shrine the girls posed for photos and then carried on singing and selling good luck charms to people.

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We stayed for a while, people watched and browsed the stalls.

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We had a great time and it was a nice warm up for the bigger festivals in a few weeks time.

Aizen festival at Aizendo: http://www.aizendo.com/festival.htm

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