Hachioji Matsuri Festival Float
Hachioji like most towns in Japan has some fantastic Dashi, these great mobile illuminated shrines with dancers, musicians and sometimes singers that bring the blessings of the Gods to the people of the towns. At golden hour you get some pretty amazing tones of red and blue. This one had a really good dancer with a wicked demon mask, long hair and a sword. One of the best I’ve seen so far! Hachioji is one of many cities in the Tokyo Metropolitan area, with a population of about 582 000 people but so densely populated it feels much bigger.