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Tokamachi 十日市

Tokamachi festival is held on 10th Dec
at Hikawa shrine,Omiya every year.
毎年12月10日は大宮氷川神社で十日市が開かれます。

Basically, it is a festival of Bird of Japanese Zodiac
and rake shops gather to sell various kinds of rakes.
基本酉の市で、熊手のお店がずらりと並ぶ。

This place is the head of Hikawa shrines
この氷川神社は総本山だそうで、

and the long entrance path is full of food stalls.
参道はかなり長くて、そちらには屋台がずらり。

Naturally, so many people visit here.
I took JJ to have a look at the place.
当然人出もすごい中JJを連れて見物に^^

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えへぇ~。

A friend of mine who used to be my student
中国に生まれたての息子を連れて留学し、

for English went to China with her new-born baby came back.
そのまま就職した昔の英語の生徒が帰国。

Having considered her son's education, she made up her mind,
7歳になる息子の教育も考えての帰国でしたが

however, she was not really optimistic about getting a job.
こちらでの就職に不安がありました。

Fortunately, her worry was just worry and she got a job
for a high-level private elementary school.
先週めでたく私立の進学校の小学校部に仕事を得て

She and her son came to the shrine with happy smiles.
今日は安堵の中お祭りへ♪


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Some of recent food stalls are incrediblly good.
最近の屋台はもう屋台の行きを超えているわ。

As we went into the depth, all the food stalls are
replaced with rake stores.
奥へ進むと食事の屋台から熊手のお店へ様変わり。

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The prices range from \1000,,,
千円のミニミニから、、、



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up to several hundred thousands.
数十万のご立派な品まで!

As one rake is sold, the shop keepers clap their hands.
三本締めも色々あるようで、

The clapping varies depending on the shop.
お店によってはオリジナルのリズムで拍手が響きます。



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The pricinct with stalls and the crowds looked
completely different from usual.
お店と人ごみでいつもの景色とは別物で、、、




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We were rured to the dazzling lights
that remind me of Sen to Chihiro.
千と千尋を思い浮かべるまばゆい光へ進むと




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We found ourselves in the precinct wothout knowing.
(Although we were with a doggie...)

ワン連れなのにいつの間にやら境内に、、、。

Doggies are NG in this shrine except cuddling one.
氷川さんは抱っこしないとワンNGなのよね、、、。

As the result, I stood quietly at the corner of the clearing
while everybody else paid a visit to the shrine.
友人がお参りしている間はそぉ~っと端っこに佇んで待つ。


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We got together again and double back.
みんなと合流して参道を引き返します。

JJ was remarkably good in such a crowd.
人でごった返している中、JJはホントにいい子にしてました。

So, he got some of my potato with butter.
で、じゃがバタを奢りましたよ^^

He walked and ran 12km between home and the shrine.
家から往復と参道で合計12キロを歩いたり走ったり。

So tired that he went straight to sleep after dinner.
夕飯の後はぐうすかピ~のJJでした^^

In the meantime, Elf stayed home 'cos she dislike crowds.
エルフは人ごみが嫌いなのでお留守番^^








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