難波の南蛮、戎橋の夷。

Holy Days 4- Surprise Party

Roll back your memories to a month ago, kind reader.

In the second week of the new year, after the holiday season had ended and I was settling into daily life, I emerged one day from my apartment to discover quite a crowd outside.

 

 

Turned out it was a three-day holiday for Ebisu, god of things like good fortune, business, profit, and fishing.  The alley was lined with stall after stall of old-timey carnival games and food- everything from Indian curry, to ramen hamburgers, to roast pig offal (it’s an Osaka thing…)

The procession lead to Imamiya Ebisu Shrine, where people came to discard last year's relics and buy new ones.

 

Holy Ebisu swag for sale. After this event, my room is now bedecked with Ebisu regalia.

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One response

  1. lord kelvin

    Such great photographs, it is like being there. Minus the Swag.
    You do realize how amazing this is for your viewers playing along at home, don’t you?

    February 4, 2011 at 6:27 AM

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