Thursday, May 16, 2013

At Mamada Hachimangu

in Oyama, photos taken during Ja Matsuri.

I especially liked these:

And the twin snakes:

The weather was gorgeous and the shrine looked lovely:

Monday, May 6, 2013

Ja Matsuri - snake festival

As every year, on May 5th at Mamada Hachimangu in Oyama.

The snakes arrive at the shrine.

Waiting time before the ritual ceremonies.

Time to give the snake a drink!

And take it for a walk in the shrine pond.

And this is what it looked like in action:

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