- Posted September 10, 2013 by
The Kagaribi festival at Minamisanriku in Japan
The Kagaribi festival was held at Minamisanriku, Miyagi in Japan on August 24, 2013. Two years or more have passed since the unheard-of earthquake called 3.11 occurred. Although most of the Japanese mass media now reports hardly, the disaster area has not yet finished revival. Many debris are left on seashore, the tracks and the bridges are cut. The cars jolt along the roads because of bumps. The townscape that prefab shops stand in a row is like campsite rather than a shopping arcade. The town seems to be desolate.
The festival place was “Minamisanriku SanSan Shopping Arcade”. Children ran about there. Teenagers wearing Yukata talked with their friends. Local fishermen sold seafoods at their booths.
The fireworks display started at 8:00 p.m. It was matched the performance of drums. “Kagaribi” has a meaning of a bonfire for fishing. The fishermen can’t resume fishing yet. What did they wish, as they looked at the fireworks. In the end of the festival, people started closing shops.
Presently the town became silent.