20th Shizuoka Street performance Festival/Daidogei: The side show!

Last year’s winners from Russia!

The 20th Shizuoka Street Performers Festival or more simply, Daidogei/大道芸/ is being held from November the 3rd thru the 6th!
What was originally a government-sponsored event has become an entirely privately-run affair which means that you have to pay to watch the top performers in designated places as Shizuoka has become one of the main stages of the Street Performers World Cup taking place in many countries all year round!
But there is stil what I call the “side show”, that is what happens around non-designated performers acting in the streets (with the occasional stars coming later to join their peers) and in the crowds.
This is as good a source for photography and I wish to share the few pics I had little time to take today, hoping they will incite you into a far better picture story!

Once a kid, always a kid…
Those little red noses are for sale for a 100 yen… business is business…

Captain Sparrow busy cooking potatoes!

Halloween was celebrated only a few days ago…

There will always be balloons on sale at festivals, but may I suggest nice ladies are left alone to do it?

Nail design is big in Japan!

And face-painting is, too!

The other side of the screen…
As usual Asahi TV Channel took a big chunk of Aoba Park Avenue with the dubious reason they are part of the live show… The only TV Channel among the 5 permanent TV Channels in Shizuoka Prefecture to think so…

The main cameraman certainly has a big program in his hands…

We techinicians are part of the show, too, ain’t we?

Do you recognize some (local) celebrities?

These two gentlemen are an eternal part of the show!

Big muscles have always been popular with the Japanese…

An impromptu street performance?

A great day for the kids anyway as today is a National Holiday!

Ozzie wonders…
Can you guess who the male is?

This was not part of the show…
Apparently there had been a serious accident on a construction site nearby…

After dusk, a Russian butterfly had the kindness to fly all the way from the paying site for a free show!
By the way, do you know what “night butterfly” means in Japanese? LOL

Nota bene: There were plenty more titillating (offensive) sights, but with all these ids featured I couldn’t bring myself to publish them!
Mind you, I might be tempted next time (if I can keep the kids out of it!)! On Sunday if it doesn’t rain?


Rachael in England at Monistical, With a Glass,
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