Nishinomiya — Watching a festival is fun, but taking part is even better! Nishinomiya International Association is looking for volunteers to help carry omikoshi, portable shrines, in the city’s annual festival on Sunday September 23rd. It costs ¥500 to take part, and all festival clothing and food is provided. Men and women will carry separate omikoshi around the city streets, then take part in a boat procession at Nishinomiya Harbour.
[box]To join in, sign up by Friday 7 September. Send details of your name, contact details, nationality and native language to: firstname.lastname@example.org[/box]