December 26, 2011
In chapter 6 of Serpent of Time, Ryô ends up at the Danjiri Inn in Kishiwada.
I got the name from the Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri. It is the most famous of the danjiri ("cart-pulling") festivals, which feature portable shrines (o-mikoshi) the size of small trucks being pulled pell-mell through the narrow streets of the city.
If you think this sounds rather risky, you're right. We're talking about some serious Shinto shrine roller derby. Here's a compilations of near misses, collisions, and a few wrecks from past danjiri festivals.