Sado Island Earth Celebration
Early morning, before the main outdoor stage was busy.
One of the early drumming groups
This group used a lion in their performance. It got up close and personal with the crowd.
These burgers were delicious...
These older ladies are involved in a drumming club and put on a great show.
Lining up for the main event.
Settling in for Kodo's performance. They seat you right before sunset, and when the performance starts it is dark.
The Earth Celebration logo.
The leader of this young women's drumming group was so energetic!
A drumming group of young women. Probably college students.
A capoeira circle during a break between acts on the main stage.
This was called "Oni Daiko" which is literally "demon drums." The man wearing the demon mask was the main performer.
Oni Daiko 2
Oni Daiko (demon drums) performance.
Lions join the Oni Daiko performance.
The performers chomped on spectators to give them good luck.
Like the sign says. Yummy burgers.
The weather was great. Hot during the day though.
People claiming their spots for the main show.
The main shopping strip of Sado. Not much to see, but interesting because it is so old and lost in time.
The manhole covers depict woman fishing for pearls in the traditional fashion.