Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles in this video. I'm gonna show you guys what it's like at a Japanese festival. Not only from the outside, but behind the scenes access. So just got to the station meeting now. Now, where is he on, you know. I know. Thank you. Morning. So now it was my good friend who I played basketball. He graciously agreed to let me follow him for the day so I could show you guys what it's like to be part of a Japanese festival called Kita as our watchman aqui mud city You don't care about Yes. So Nonato is here. He's actually changing into his cozy outfit. If he doesn't wear this, they're not gonna allow him. Wait, wait. What is this is actually putting on the O. B right now, which is kind of the hardest thing to do. It looks like. Okay. All right. So here's the final look. Hoppy road with the team name on it. Pretty clean, right? Go. I don't know if you guys know, but I think he said he wanted me to help carry them. Because you today, you know, I don't have actually prepared to do that. Like I'm not very strong That's Michael laughing in the background and told me she got the money. Some of the team members joined us. Also get ready for the festival and then now to introduce me to some more people. So as you can see behind Japanese people don't know howto because I don't know finally got that Toby on. And now we're on our way to the main street to kick off the festival. Everyone from all 18 just gathered around, which is awesome because you could check out all the various hop abs. I can feel the energy in the air starting to simmer. Greatest 10 in the morning. It's really weird drinking so early. This is how you do it here. Now that I've received my first beer from the team. Time to get to know the rest of the crew. Good. Wait, you know, like I didn't really know this, but he's quite popular. So as you can see behind me, like a lot of people are coming up to him and introducing themselves just like saying hello. Hello. Didn't say he's running this place, that he's actually kind of like an integral part of this festival. Like leaves for his team. Before we go any further, let me explain a little for those who don't know, because she is a traditional ritual that happened at some Japanese festivals because she is the name of the portable Shinto shrine that people carry around. Followers believe that service as a vehicle to transport the God while moving between its main trying and it throughout the neighborhood and spread its power among the people. Notto, knowing all things about the festival told me that this year is special as they're bringing out of Mako. She that only appears once every three years, and today was the shrine's 550th birthday on I got to help carry it. I feel like I'm a part of history was intense, not still doing it while the rain is really coming down. Right now, it's super crazy are still going on. So they just finished the first round of them. Yuko. She now is kind of like a break time and everyone is going to go get Curry and we lost now because he actually continued. So we got to go find him. So then we can have some curry. So as you guys can see behind me. There's people getting Curries. If you participate in an event, you get three curry. And if you look a little closer actually giving out here, look, look at this. Part of the experience, man. You watch my videos yet, all right. Everyone is just finishing up their curry. You can see, actually, the rain has let up, which is like a godsend. That was just super crazy. Little that rain trying to carry that. Because she now it's like starting to get Sonny a little bit, which is getting a little few minutes. I don't really like it's getting hot and sticky out here, and we're gonna all break up into the eight different groups, and everyone is going to carry their own Cosi. And here's our team's golden because she is so cool, Right things crapping rhythm. You here is called Jimmy, usually here at the end of the event, but in this festival it seems to be a sign that things are going to start at noon. Our team, because she finally started. But I think that drinking for most team members, what's already well underway the reason why people are like mind up is that they, like, take turns hearing this. So the people that are in line right now actually waiting to hold them, By the way, the reason why they widely bounced Miko she up and down with crazy high energy is because it's believed that it uses the God inside. But to me it seems like people enjoy it. Way more way. Yeah, Wait, kids actually do it. So here is a shrine that everyone is heading to Theo trying to be cool. You can see that like families of welcome here, you see all the kids playing around. It's like a pretty family oriented atmosphere, which is nice if you don't want to participate in actual like Nico, she is bringing a family here, wait for the me Quincy to come and just, like, enjoy the day because they have food. Stall over there, they have some entertainment. So it's like a pretty cool place to, like go and like hang out. Now me cozy arrives at the shrine one by one, so it's a lot heavier workload with Nico, she teams towards end of the line. Look, guys, you could see no toes right there behind a pair now does any second from the last to arrive. But they all looked so happy. And now all they have left us to go up the stairs to the way that we were hearing earlier. Let me show you really closely how much detail is put into this. So it has these dope dragons all over it. I'm guessing they're messengers for the god. And check out these beautiful carvings and a spectacular golden bird on top. The other team even has a sleek black bars and purple design with tigers and dragons. All right, so one of the problems of these things is that you always lose me because I really can't find not the right now. So I'm actually looking for him. Where is now? Actually has a craft beer place. She might go check it out in another video sometime in the future. Eyes, whole beer thing. This is like the coolest arts home because everyone is just super happy. They're just really enjoying the time carrying the because you can see the pride and joy. This is what it's all about. Get some beer. Wait, wait, wait. Donato is getting a little bit intense. He keeps on ordering drinks. I guess this is part of the entire like me Koshi thing. I think we got to find the rest of the way. What are you doing? Oh, I was too. All right, So that concludes the video because I think it's time to conclude the video. He has, like this video, Hot me out and hit that like button. 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