So we are in Aka at exactly the right time for lo Saturday night is Matsuri night. The big summer festival is held under the bridge. It is a bit like Glynebourne. Everyone sits out on the lawn having an evening picnic before the show starts.
There is a series of local acts. It is incredible fun.
I usually try to slip out the back if communal dancing is suggested but in Aka the whole village got up to dance and suddenly Jeremy and I found ourselves doing the same thing.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers got their inspiration from the Aka Matsuri. This is an opera in 3 acts.