I went to see the Kawagoe festival… well see the festival and pull sweet potatoes out of the ground with my bare hands. Kawagoe is a city in Saitama famous for 2 things, its festival and sweet potatoes, so I got do see both on the same day. The festival was extremely crowded. A large area of the city is used in the festival and the entire area is packed with people, just getting around takes a lot of time and pushing. They all come to see the “dashi” which are the big tower looking things that are pulled though the streets. I too saw the dashi, and ate the festival food, but the thing I really came for was the ‘imohori’ or the digging up of potatoes. Getting through the crowd and seeing the festival took longer than expected, so when we finally arrived at the farm it was mostly dark. However, the old lady took us out anyway and we got to play in the dirt searching for potatoes for a while. It is really fun.
Many many people
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