|Before the Festival -- Everyone lines up and gets into position for the big parade as vendors sell trinkets, souvenirs, and food and drink.||The Palanquins -- A look at the mikoshi of Tenjin Matsuri. In ancient times it was believed that they carried the gods housed in these portable shrines to view the city.|
|The Procession -- Once everyone is ready, the large procession begins through the city streets of Osaka as more than one million people watch!||Parade
on the Water -- The procession finishes at the river as the mikoshi
and tens of thousands of people are loaded onto boats and barges to see
a spectacular fireworks display.