Hyakumangoku Festival is the biggest festival of the year in the Kanzawa area. It’s basically a re-enactment of the entrance of Lord Maeda Toshiie into Kanazawa Castle back in 1583. I wrote about it back in 2007, the first time I was able to march in the parade as a handmaiden to the Lady Maeda. Although I participated again last year, this year I decided to take a break and let some of the other new JETs in the area give it a try. My friends had a ball hanging out with the other parade participants!
~MS the Younger