Anyway, when Kanpei left Japan, sailing for USA, he cast off from the Kamogawa Marina in front of the condominium where I live. He returned recently, giving a presentation as well as unveiling a sign to remember his feat. The city threw a party of sorts and had tents selling beer, food and more beer, as well as a stage where the girls entertained us with their Hula and Tahitian dancing. They then had a special fireworks display with hand held fireworks that was pretty impressive and must have singed some eyebrows to wrap the day up. Good times had by all!
Sunrise from my living room with the marina in the foreground.
Tents going up in the morning in preparation for the big event.
Saori dancing Tahitian.
Aiko getting set up.
Luana Hula Keiki (kids)
A young woman holding her fireworks fearlessly with style.