|I'm not sure if you can see this, but the center|
section was filled all the way to the top level
It was crowded there, but I managed to squeeze between a few people with impressive looking cameras and snagged a spot.
Now, I've taken many many photos, but I think rather than spam, I should just present the best photos. Otherwise it'll be "one sentence, one photo". But even after curation, there are still many photos that I'm sharing ^^;
|The Kabuki actors sit at the front of the boats|
|The first boat|
When I showed the pictures to my friend, she actually recognised a lot of the kabuki actors. But, the one boat that intrigued me the most were the ones with what looks like Geisha!
My friend says that they may be actors though. Can anyone tell who they are?
When the boats were launched, a bunch of loud popping noises suddenly sounded. I really gave me a shock, but sadly, they weren't fireworks. They just made white dots in the sky.
|Really faint dots.|
|Too much paper = hard to throw it gracefully|
Apart from these volunteers, there were also an awful lot of policemen around. Not because the crowd was rowdy, but to guide traffic. They were basically there to make sure that the roads weren't blocked and that people didn't push or shove.
I had class from 2.50, so I left while the boats were just about to land. I didn't get to see the closing ceremony or anything like that, which is a pity. But I did manage to squeeze my way to get a shot of the landing area.
|The place was packed!|
The boats as they row down the river. These are the last four boats. They're headed by pretty girls in kimono ^^
I just liked this picture. It's one of the banners handing in Nakagawa shopping street. It's the street you walk down towards Canal City.
I really like this shot because I didn't expect to see this girl play with her phone (perhaps she was taking a photo? She was one of the last boats after al). I really like her kimono colours too!
Fukuoka has reached Singapore levels of heat (but not the humidity), so it was a little tiring to stand in the hot sun. But I really enjoyed looking and the boats and I hope I get to see this again next year! Provided, of course, that I don't have classes during the event itself. And now I'm all hyped up for the Kabuki event in June!