So we rugged up in as many layers as possible and headed up the hill to the temple baseball ground.
It was freezing and then they started the bonfires...
(and the mums stood around and gossiped and tried to keep their kids out of the fires and the dumplings in the fire)
and it got really hot all of a sudden. Funny that. Oh and darumas explode when they are set on fire. And when they explode they roll down the bonfire and across the ground towards the crowd which is always fun.
and while we roasted our sweetened balls of rice flour it was freezing on our backs and roasting on our fronts. Very odd sensation that.
But everyone had fun and had their fill of dumplings.
And now sankuro is over for another year.