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Dad in Jidai-matsuri

Jidai-matsuri is one of the 3 biggest festivals of Kyoto. Briefly speaking, it is a big parade of historical costumes. Around 15 groups from each period for the last 1500 years take part in the parade. The festival is held on October 22 every year.

This year, my father (right in the photo) participated in the parade as a subordinate samurai serving General Kusunoki Masashige, who is one of the most popular samurais in Japanese medieval times. I was surprised to know that the person who performs him (Kusunoki Masashige) pays all the cost for his group of about 30 people. It is 2,000,000 yen ! He has to spend such a big money at the end of the hard work. A boss should need a lot of money no matter when it is …

Therefore, on the day, my father really enjoyed the parade of course for free. I hope he doesn’t start saying something he wants to be a bosshead of the parade next year …

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