難波の南蛮、戎橋の夷。

Hurrah Aquapolis

Yes, I’m gonna keep calling Osaka Aquapolis.

Time for another foray into video!  What should befall me one night, as I wandered my neighborhood in search of cheap grub, but the sound of festival drumming.

Oh yes.

A boat parade down the Dotonbori canal- the one Colonel Sanders took a dive into back in the 1980s.  The rowboats above were just the vanguard.  After traveling up and down the canal a few times, the rowers turned back upstream to the Okawa river.  A procession of much larger boats followed, each taken out by a local business around the canal area, and each featuring live music in a cacophony of styles.  There were boats with traditional drummers, old-timey jazz, ancient imperial court music (complete with dance and period costume), and even a boat with a DJ spinning breakbeats, celebrating their Aquapolitan-ness.

Yes, there is real fire on that boat.

The parade was real short but fantastic while it lasted.  I kinda forgot I was hungry for a while.

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