On train day, some exciting stuff happened between the trains. When we arrived in Hiraizumi (where the special tatami train dropped us off), we wanted to see the festival parade and the World Heritage Sites in the area. First, the parade was going to follow a big U-shaped path from one side of town to the other, pick up the celebrity special guests, have a special event, and then follow the parade route back with the celebrities.
We thought it would be fun to see the special event with the celebrities, so we decided to visit the historic sites first. We rented bikes and pedaled off.
Suddenly, a parade came towards us down the street. So, we pulled over to let it go by. The people in the parade had really cool costumes.
There were not only horses, but also this fellow:
Aren’t these clothes pretty?
Can you find the man with the best view?