Fireworks and Farewells
On my last night in Taki I went out to the Furusato Matsuri (ふるさと祭り、Homecoming Festival) in Seiwa, which is the western half of Taki. There were tons of locals out, I must have shaken hands and greeted at least 20-30 people just in the first hour or so, starting from the mayor and former vice mayor down to the preschool kids I teach each month. Kids were running all over the place and there were performances going on for most of the night. After meeting up with some friends we grabbed some food and took in the atmosphere. I didn’t take many pictures of the actual festival because I wanted to just soak it in one last time. Who knows when I’ll be back next!
At the end of the night there was an awesome fireworks display. It was right in front of us, making for an unforgettable ending to a great night out with some of my closest friends here in Japan. Thank you Taki, thank you everyone, take care – I hope to see you again in the future.
And on to the main event!
And that’s a wrap. A monster post, thanks for reading! If you are interested in more fireworks pictures (and great people shots as well) check out Mike’s Blog in the near future; he should have the scoop from the recent Yokohama Port fireworks show!
One more thank you to all my friends, especially those that made my last few weeks so special (you know who you are). I wouldn’t have been able to go out the way I did without you all. Love you, miss you, see you around.