A stall at the Morning Market, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. 朝市場、函館、北海道

A stall at the Morning Market, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. 朝市場、函館、北海道

Fuji Q Rangers at Fuji Q Highland!

Fuji Q Rangers at Fuji Q Highland!

"This way people, this way"
One of the policemen directing the flow of people. The road was open to pedestrians but there were just too many people to allow everyone to walk in every direction…

"This way people, this way"

One of the policemen directing the flow of people. The road was open to pedestrians but there were just too many people to allow everyone to walk in every direction…

Shutter Chance! 
Professional photographers snapping photos of the endless crowd, and of the massive floats.

Shutter Chance! 

Professional photographers snapping photos of the endless crowd, and of the massive floats.

Naginata Float, named after the Naginata on its halberd. 

Naginata Float, named after the Naginata on its halberd. 

Yamaboko. One of the many floats along the streets. Different areas in town build their own floats, and they will be paraded on the 17th of July. 

Yamaboko. One of the many floats along the streets. Different areas in town build their own floats, and they will be paraded on the 17th of July. 

Shaved Ice to stave off the heat! 

Shaved Ice to stave off the heat! 

Hiroshima Okonomiyaki - the most spectacular one I’ve seen since I came to Japan

Hiroshima Okonomiyaki - the most spectacular one I’ve seen since I came to Japan

Yaki Ika, Grilled Squid. One massive squid for 600 yen, coming right up.

Yaki Ika, Grilled Squid. One massive squid for 600 yen, coming right up.

Gion Matsuri - the biggest, and one of the oldest (since 900AD) festivals in Japan. The roads in the city centre were blocked off from 6pm for revelers to visit the Yamabokos and stalls.

Gion Matsuri - the biggest, and one of the oldest (since 900AD) festivals in Japan. The roads in the city centre were blocked off from 6pm for revelers to visit the Yamabokos and stalls.

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