It’s not often I’m completely stumped after all these years, but I have absolutely no idea what this “Shinkoiwa eki hiro festival” is going on by my station right now. A couple of photos followed by a very short video.
I looked for a minute and then just shook my head and headed for my bus.
The aftershocks are ongoing, frequent and strong in Kumamoto Prefecture, causing more damage. For example, overnight there was this intensity 6+ (on the Japanese Shindo scale of 1-7) earthquake, magnitude 7.3 quake which stretched over a huge area, even reaching this area.
There seem to be a lot of earthquakes tonight. I only felt one, but apparently there was a Shindo 7 (on the Japanese scale where 7 is maximum) down in Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu. I think that’s too far away for me to have felt that one, so I must have felt a smaller shock in this region.