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VLOG #25 : JAPON ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต FUKUOKA JOUR 2 (FESTIVAL HAKATA DONTAKU)

VLOG #25 : JAPON ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต FUKUOKA JOUR 2 (FESTIVAL HAKATA DONTAKU)


JAPAN FUKOKA DAY 2 We’re in Fukoka, today begins the Dontaku
festival. It’s a festival that has been existing for about 800 years, that was
created by the citizens to celebrate the power of local lords. It’s about 2 million
people total, which is pretty big. I’m not sure if it’s the right moment to make my
drone fly here. I think that flying it would get me right in jail. End of the day… I don’t know what they’re celebrating behind
but they’re really scary with their masks. They have weird heads. A rock concert where people are sitting isn’t
a rock concert, people need to be standing up! We’re still in Fukoka, I just wanted to show
you something interesting. In Japan, when you buy a land, which is really expensive,
you aren’t limited regarding the height of the house. So, what people do is that they
build really tall houses. If you look behind me, I don’t know if you can see well, but
this house is an example of a house that’s been built really tall. It has a pretty
interesting design, it’s built deep. We’re at the entrance of the house, there’s
a parking place. Behind we can see the entrance door, giving access to the house. Visit of a zen temple The temple we are visiting is a zen temple.
What you see here behind me is a gravel garden. It’s being maintained so it’s
perfectly raked so it gives a feeling of well being and calm. Of zen, which is why
it’s a zen temple. We’re gonna go eat a ramen behind me, we
met a Japanese man in front of a temple who invited us to go eat with him. Which is
really nice. We will go, but what’s interesting in front of the restaurant is that there
are two platforms used to park cars. Basically the car parks on one of these
platform, and it lowers down to reach the basement. Japanese people have such a sense
of optimization of space. I never saw that anywhere other than in Japan. It’s quite the
concept, with the parking, the car going down, and we can take it afterward, automatically
put in a case in the basement. So yeah it’s a case parking. I don’t know how it’s called
but it seems nice. He is called Ippei… Fukoka is famous for its small restaurants,
there is about 150 small street restaurants they’re small caravan they get installed
in. A bit like isakayas, those small places where you eat and drink but this is placed
in the street.

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