|The festival is very crowded (this goes on for kilometers!)|
One week after the Yosakoi festival we have the Sapporo Festival. The Hokkaido Shrine and other shrines have lots of Shinto things that they do, and the big Nakajima Koen park is filled with food stands and strange attractions.
|Bacon, cheese and habanero sauce.|
|TV was there|
|Onigiri wrapped in meat|
The Hokkaido shrine also has food stands during this period, and some shows. They have karate shows, monkey shows, and, somewhat unexpectedly, jazz concerts.
|Putting burning candles in your mouth and extinguishing the fire with your tongue|
|Melting candles into your mouth|
|Stopping a fan with your tongue|
|Pulling a chain in through your nose and out through your mouth|
|Eating a snake|
|Crushed ice with fruit syrup|
|Cucumber with miso paste|
|I liked this giraffe patterned yukata!|
|One of many religious processions going around town|
|The Hokkaido shrine, much calmer than the Nakajima Koen park|