Our host informed us long before our stay that Koiwa is having a festival. She gave us the date and time in advanced and gave it again when we were there.
On that day, we managed to go to other places and do some sightseeing before heading back to Koiwa to see the festival. A big part of the area was crowded with people, some of the performers and some of the viewers. Here are some pictures from that day
The festival was just amazing and was such a wonderful experience. It was fun and seeing how coordinated everyone was was also quite amazing. Part of the reason why I admire Japan so much is that even though they are technologically advanced in a lot of aspects, they still manage to keep or save their traditions.