Wednesday, 30 July 2014


July in Fukuoka means
Hakata Gion Yamakasa. 
4:59am July 15th. 
Thousands of men in loincloths from 
seven local districts carry 
one ton floats through 
the dawn break streets of the city.
A 750 year old elegant tradition.
Bare bottoms, bear strength.
Cooling water, racing, chanting.
Ropes, shoulders, jikatabi.