Uozu city, Toyama prefecture is our next stop along the jungyo tour. It’s also the next stop in my geographic education of Japan. We’re still travelling along the coast of the sea of Japan. This time we’re just east of neighboring Ishikawa.
Uozu is host of the Tatemon festival which occurs on the first Friday and Saturday of August. So timing of this jungyo stop was likely no coincidence. Spectators would likely stay for a couple days to enjoy the matsuri which features giant triangle structures of lanterns weighing a few tons and supported by 80 people.
Festivals/matsuri of this type are a fun experience when traveling in Japan. I always enjoy the food most.