Goofy Google Translate of nippon.com [2016.09.09]
The “Suneori Amagoi” rain blessing is a Shinto ritual against drought…
With a big open red mouth, jagged teeth, golden eyes, the ryujin/dragon… parade has a furry of poundinding drums and the heroic calls of conch shell trumpets that symbolizes the thunder and rai, A strange dragon/snake withe huge teeth and white beard wiggles its huge, 3 ton body slowly from the Shirahige shrine through town in the Tsurugashima Suneori district of Saitama Prefecture.
Details in English at: www.city.tsurugashima.lg.jp…
Previous reports wild matsuri/parades include:
- Tokyo’s biggest‑&‑wildest… (3Yen / 2016-05-14)
- Luring the God of Pestilence parade (3Yen / 2016-04-10)
- Beat off Japan’s heat — Matsuri with loincloth ladies (3Yen / 2013-09-09)