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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