Spooky Puppets!

I spent the day at 七夕まつり (Tanabata Matsuri = Star Festival) with Alex and his daughter, Kaede dodging banners and bumping into the Yukata wearing throngs of  Sendai's populace amongst whom I was younger than most!

For those of you unfamiliar with the Tanabata story, this Youtube should help you out...(or read this.)

I took a ton of pictures and I'll grace you with them later, but for now, here are the prancing puppets who put on a show for us. They don't look very scary, but believe me, the eerie music did chill help the mood.

Pretty cool, huh? But not as cool as this display from last month's celebration in Kanagawa:

More to come...

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