'Tis the season- when the giant roaches emerge, the mosquitoes flock to feast upon my blood, my armpits stink, and I'm constantly wiping up underboob sweat and picking sweaty wedgies. Oh, summer how I loathe thee.
A sane person would stay inside with the A/C on if they're lucky enough to have it, or in my case in front of the fan. But I was invited by my boss to join in the mikoshi-carrying festivities that happened yesterday, so I layered up in the traditional clothes I was lent and gifted with and shouldered a huge, heavy portable Shinto shrine for the good part of four hours yesterday. Sweatiness and bruised shoulders aside, it was a fun experience. You may remember my post from last year, where by chance I was summoned from the sidelines of the mikoshi parade to join in the carrying. That was fun, but it was even better to actually be a real part of it this year.
Video to follow soon, maybe. :)