Do you know "Yokote's Kamakura"?
According to the Tourism Association of Yokote City, Akita Pref.,
the "Yokote's Kamakura" has been an important old New Year
Festival which has over 450 year history.
The "Kamakura" means an Eskimo's igloo like snow shelter.
The resident Kamakura pros build 100 Kamakuras for the event.
The festival is going to be held on February 15 and 16.
It is my hobby to look for interesting novels in web sites.
This time I happened to find a fairy-tale-like love story featuring
this festival of the "Yokote's Kamakura".
Let me introduce the summary of the novel.
TITLE : "FIRST LOVE FOSTERED IN POWDERLY SNOW SEASON"
BY : ETUHA SAKAKIHARA, YOKOTE, AKITA
There are candles inside the snow shelters to light up in and out.
The town becomes a fantasy full of dim orange color ligths.
There were the lovers who met in the "Yokote's Kamakura".
The air was cold and clear. The dim orange color lights coming
out from the snow shelters brought a dreamy contrast between
the dark sky and white snow and made people feel warm.
The "Yokote's Kamakura" connected the two loving hearts so
tightly and they could never be untied forever.
However, the city boy lives in Tokyo now and the country girl
Then, how their love story goes?
Please go to the following site and read full story.
I hope you like and enjoy it.