Okada Summer Festival (Part 1)

Okada area, Miyagino-ku, Sendai

 

The Okada Summer Festival was held on August 13, 2011.

Images of the Okada Summer Festival (http://recorder311.smt.jp/movie/9494)

On the T-shirts that were handed out to staff, “Ganbappe Okada (Stand Up Okada)” is printed in big characters.

Okada Summer Festival

 

 

In the tent of the association of people from Ehime Prefecture living in Miyagi there is a faucet from which POM Juice (orange juice drink) flows. The juice was provided free of charge.

This faucet is said to have been installed at the Matsuyama Airport in Ehime for a limited time only.

Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival

 

 

I learn that this summer festival is jointly held by seven neighborhood associations in the Okada area.

Okada Summer Festival

 

As the stage is being set up, a rehearsal of Minamigamou-daiko drums starts.

Okada Summer Festival

 

A large number of yukatas, cotton kimono for summer, are prepared. Sent from all over the country these yukata are provided to those who wish to wear one.

Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival

 

Immediately after the venue is opened, a long line of people form.

Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival

 

People line up in front of the POM Juice tap.

Okada Summer Festival

 

There are many people at the food ticket counter.

Okada Summer Festival

 

It is time for the staff at food stalls to work hard.

Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival

 

People adorn the bamboo tree with strips of paper.

Okada Summer Festival

 

A jazz band begins to play.

I heard that members of this band fell victim to the earthquake, lost their instruments, and yet managed to get to the point where they can play again.

Okada Summer Festival

 

Cotton candy is popular with children.

Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival

 

A workshop using balloons.

Okada Summer Festival

 

The sun starts going down.

Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival

 

On the stage, the performers have changed.

Okada Summer Festival

 

The sun goes down.

Okada Summer Festival

 

 

Coverage Cooperator:
Ganbappe Okada No Kai (Society of Stand Up Okada)