The Annual Nara Candle Festival was on last Saturday. Before I continue this blog, let me just tell you that I forgot to charge my camera battery that day, and left with a flat battery 10 minutes after we arrived. So, just to manage expectation here, there will be no beautiful candle glow at night shots. None.
There were a lot of things happening at the festival even before it got dark. There were art martial demonstrations (there were many type, I tell you), kids arts and cultural activities (kite flying, lantern making), and rows and rows of food stalls. At one point I plonked myself down in a big circle to watch a sumo wrestling demonstration. This was when I took a couple of shots, before my camera decided to call it a day.