Morning glory festival
Posted by: mihoko
From 2th-4th July, there was 'Morning glory festival'in Sugamo.
Morning glory is my favorite flower, so I went to Sugamo on Sunday.
During the festival,there were many street stalls and they sold many kinds of food.
We call Morning glory 'Asagao' in japanese.
When I was a child, I used to bring up Morning glory in summer.
Every morning I was happy to see that flower bloomed.
They sold many potted Morning glory on the street.
Unfortunately,I couldn't see flower bloomed because I went there in the afternoon..
Morning glory slept already.
There was Gambare Nippon Asagao,too.Yeah,we'll live strongly like these Asagao...!
Normally,we call Sugamo 'Grandmother's Harajuku',but I think young people and foreigners can also enjoy Sugamo.
The atmosphere is little bit similar to Asakusa.
I went to the temple 'Togenuki Jizo-Son', but on that day, many people were standing in line to polish 'Arai Kannon' by towel.
It is believed like that... If we have pain in our bodies, polish that part of Arai Kannon by towel.After then, we will get well.
If you have a headache, polish the head of Arai Kannon by towel!
Oh...I cannot see Kannon-sama! I had to come next time!
Posted by: mihoko (July 5, 2011 3:34 PM)