Kamakura & Kawagoe - shannonodonnell
A troupe performs for Golden Week in Kawagoe

A troupe performs for Golden Week in Kawagoe

Cities all over Japan were in celebration during last month's Golden Week celebrations. Wandering the streets on a day trip to Kawagoe, I heard the deep heartbeat of drums from the street. This elaborate platform and small troupe were wedged into a narrow street passage. I love that they managed to make such a beautiful stage on the small platform, and that there is the very Japanese pile of neatly situated shoes next to the ladder.

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