August is the month of festivals in Japan, and the biggest week of them all is Obon. Obon, or just Bon, is a Buddhist holiday where
Japanese people return to their family homes and honor their deceased ancestors. Shishimai (Lion Dance)
It’s good luck if he bites you! This whole week in August is a
period of holidays for most people, and every night there are Bon Odori,
or dancing festivals, all across the country. Here in Gujo Hachiman, people will dance all the way
through the night for three days straight. This was my first year ever going to a Bon Odori festival. I’m not coordinated at all
so the dances were hard for me to pick up, but it was so much fun! You don’t have to know the dances to join in—
just learn as you go! Hey guys! Today I’m here with Kelly and Tyler. Tyler’s holding our stuff. And we’re at Nagoya castle for a festival! Yeah! It’s a week-long festival. They’re gonna have dancing later tonight. Everyone else is–well, not everyone.
But lots of people are in their yukatas. It’s just too hot.
I didn’t wear anything. “I didn’t wear anything.”
I wore *something* today! You can do it! The shooting game. Yeah! Don’t you see all the
little figures you could win? Don’t you want some of those figures? I guess I do. Wait…
I’m like the only adult doing this. You should do it. Can’t you imagine just like hoarding
all those little figures and then all the kids are just standing
around you like “WOAHHHH!!” Suck it, nerds. I was going to be like, “Well you could
just give them to the kids” and stuff… What? No. I won these. They’re mine. This is what you went to the military for. That’s exactly it. To play carnival games. You want to pick yourself out a good
prone and unsupported position. I don’t know how zeroed this weapon is. No bid deal, no big deal. You got it! I can keep going?
Is this all mine? Get the pink penguin! Yay! It’s so squishy!! These are the samurai who are gonna shoot. The Bon Odori festivals will also have other events. This one at Nagoya castle had hinawajuu,
or matchlock gun shooting. Guns may not fit the image of the
stereotypical samurai we have in the West, but they played an important role in history. Oda Nobunaga was famous for introducing
these types of guns into his samurai army, changing the course of Japanese warfare. Fire! Ready! Light up! Fire! Wood-fired pizza in a truck. It’s a pizza van! Oh, there’s kurumi in it. It has nuts in it. Oh, omg! I almost killed you! Who puts nuts on a pizza?! I think we should get the other one. Okay, let’s get the margherita pizza. One margherita pizza, please! Please wait over here. I’m nervous. Oh no!! I’m sure it’ll be delicious! Here you go! Thank you! It looks good! Thank you~ This is like… good pizza, wow. Yeah, it looks really good. Are you starting a blog here? Mmhmm. Oh, cool! His channel’s going to be all about college in Tokyo. Temple University. Well, everyone, subscribe to Tyler!
He’s gonna be making videos. His channel’s called “Tyler Jesse.” Tyler Jesse. Not Tyler Jesse in Japan.
Just Tyler Jesse. Okay, let’s eat. Yummy and delicious and I’m gonna take the
first bite and it’s gonna be SO GOOD MMM MMMMMM IT’S SO DELICIOUS There’s basil–is that basil? Oh yeah, we got like fresh herbs! Fress he- Fress herbs… We got some fress herbs today~ Fress herbs. Yeah, it’s good. It tastes like the pizza from Saizeriya. Does it? I think it tastes better than that. Really? Well, I like the pizza from Saizeriya, so. Me too. Yum~ Festival van pizza. Yum. YUMMY [email protected]#^*@$& HEY BUDDY~~ HI~~ HI BABY~~ WATCHU DOIN~~ Did someone leave their wallet or coin purse? Oh! Uhhh… yeah. Just walked off… Umm… I’m a little concerned now. I kinda don’t want to touch it because I feel
like if someone comes back it’ll be there. I’m worried someone else is going to steal it. I’d rather hold it here and wait until someone
comes running back like UEEAHHAAYUUH Oh, that’s a good idea. And then we can give it to them. We’ll just hold onto it. We’re not stealing it. Is there an ID or anything in there? I feel weird looking through it. Ah ah ah!! You’re looking for a wallet? Okay, yay We did it.
We saved someone. Kelly said there’s a raffle here and she won a ring. It’s two rings but it came together. Appletizer, please! Yummy. Minty “Appletizer” It’s “Appletizer” but it tastes a little carbonated to me. I don’t know why. Oh really? There’s apple and mint in it. I want lemonade. You have… you’re not even done with
what you have now! You have an apple drink and now
you want a lemon drink? You gotta finish it, dude! Oh my god. I’m finishing everything of yours. You drank like a centimeter out of the cup. I get really excited and I want to
try everything else, so I’m like sip this, and then I’m like
OH WHAT’S THAT and then “Here you go.” Look at that orange-
OH it’s a grapefruit drink in a grapefruit! You have an apple drink. But I wanna try everything.
I have an apple drink now. HE has an apple drink, what are you talking about. How would you describe this black beer? Stout. Stout. Stout. It’s good. Beer drinkers would understand, I guess. It’s like Guinness. Do a beer commercial right now. 3. 2. 1. It’s good. These things are so fun!!