Last Saturday I took the train to Shizuoka City for the Shizuoka Festival. I wanted to go last year, but that was when I could only work and sleep due to the chemotherapy drug. I am so thankful I have the energy to do fun things this year!
First, I watched the parade. I had a great street side location to see everything. All ages were in the parade in historical clothing and everyone looked like they were thoroughly enjoying the experience.
Each horse and rider had two walkers to keep order.
The children around me on the street were shrieking about this! I couldn't help but laugh.
Beautiful costumes, don't you think?
I was very excited to see one of my stitching friends in the parade! Isn't she beautiful?
After watching the parade, I moved on to Sumpu Castle Park. The cherry trees were in full bloom. There were many things to do and see.