I (arrow) am carrying the shrine in the Shirayama Hakusan Matsuri. It was a lot of fun. The man holding the flag is Mr. Horie (Manyo's Mrs. Horie's husband).
The mikoshi is heavy! We throw it, then we must catch it. We got very tired.
No, I don't know why we're hitting a hillside. There must be a reason. If you know, please tell me!
The Mizoguchi family gave me these three pictures. I think Mrs. Mizoguchi took them. (She's Sexboy's mom!) Many people gave us food and drinks when we stopped to rest. I like Shirayama people very much!


Note: With the exception of a few group photos used by permission of the photographers and a few other photos credited to others, all photos on this site are © Peter M. Rivard. Photos on this page are posted by permission of the photographers, who don't happen to be me (I believe it's Mrs. Mizo, but it's been so long...).