Festival is starting. Exciting early morning. Kids, elders, men and women, everyone had been preparing for this day of the festival. Those who prepare, and those who wear Happi coat and kimono are full of excitement. Festivals are the reflection of area's heart. Taiko drumps ring, Dashi floats start moving. Putting Mikoshi portable shrine on the shoulder, parade on the street. Going through a river, through a mountain, and whole neighborhood is filled with festival.
Wishing the prosperity of the neighborhood and the happiness of people, ring the Taiko drums, play the flute, pull the Dashi float, carry the Mikoshi portable shrine. Deepen the connection with neighbors with Omiki the divine sake. The spirit of festivals is the love for the hometown itself. The spirit of Ehime that sustain the traditional Saijo Festival and Niihama Taiko Drum Festival. The country of festivals, Ehime.
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