Last Thursday W and I went to Tenjin Matsuri, one of the really big festivals. I went earlier, saw stands, bought street food which wasn't that awesome, and saw some processions. Apparently free fans were being given out at subway stations; I'd missed that but got someone's spare. W joined me later and we saw the fireworks, which last 100 minutes! 7:30-8:50. Which gave us time to move around and look for a better view than our initial bridge.
Monday I went to Cosmosquare, hoping for an ocean breeze. I did find some, it was still unpleasantly warm. The area around there is truck country, cars and tall buildings, people live there too but hard to see where.
Today I went out really early for me, wanting to get a walk in while it was hot (29 C, 24 dew) rather than stupidly hot (35 C). The morning cicadas are LOUD. And hard to see; I stared at some trees for a while until my brain kicked in and I started seeing them clinging to trunks. Oddly invisible for such huge bugs.
Back on the 15th I'd gone to a festival at Sumiyoshi-taisha (shrine). More of a pure religious thing than a street festival, but I found the parade and followed it back to the shrine, though not into the building.
I bought a parasol. Hats don't protect your torso and arms, and make a sauna on your head.
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