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Engawa Festival In Niekawa, Arakawa, Chichibu, November

Each year on the second weekend in November, just when the Autumn turns really chilly, a single street of old houses near Mitsumineguchi Station opens up their “Engawa”, or their “verandas”, to display artworks of local Chichibu amateur and professional artists and craftspeople. It’s a nice stroll, with local children playing drums at lunchtime and some bean buns, noodles or pickles on sale.

Engawa veranda

Engawa veranda

 

 

Engawa veranda

Engawa veranda

 

Stick with me- the pictures are nice!

Niekawa Festival

Niekawa Festival

Local glass blower

Local glass blower

 

Our local glass blower sources his materials from Echuca, Victoria, Australia!

 

Niekawa Festival decorations

Niekawa Festival decorations

 

Niekawa Festival

Niekawa Festival

 

Display of costumes from the Chichibu Mikado Performance of The Mikado, Town of Chichibu (Titipu)

The Chichibu Mikado

The Chichibu Mikado

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2014 in walks and places to go