8hrs at “Ryusei Matsuri” in Chichibu City, Saitama

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Our good friend Koga-san took me to a rocket festival. It evidently was the setting of an anime series. Of course there is an otaku site that outlines how the series emulates the town.  Here is a collection of pics snapped on that day (click for biggerer):

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…and a quick video to give you an idea of the spirit. Love this country.

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