This is a big town at the foot of the mountains.
On the day in the town, merry sounds of drums and whistles are everywhere and boost the festive mood.
Autumn is the season of the rice harvest . And people hold the festivals to give thanks to Shinto deities for good rice harvest. So in October, countless autumn festivals are held all over Japan.
The rice is more than a staple food in Japan. It has been deeply connected to our daily life and embedded in Japanese culture or religion. But, there is no paddy fields in or around the town. I wonder if people or children know the reason why they have autumn festivals at this time of year.