Shingen-ko festival preperations have started, the city is littered with amps, electricity cabels and fold out chairs, and still rolled carpets. there are empty shop vendors linning the streets. - tommorow these no doubt will be hustling with deepfried foods and shingen-ko treats. - i pedaled my way to the castle - ( peek at my 'to be fashion parade stage) - and it seemed weld walk right amidst the stalls and people. ( free audience ( : . - the centre stage at the castle ruins was holding a beauty contest. - the girls wadeled tiny we steps in there tight comonos, and answered a series of questions, with heaps of thankyous and nice to meetyous. ( one girl was a dancer... - i got bored and wandered around the park checking that all my parade assigned streets were still open. - o and apparantly Kofu will be inviting a strom to my parade tommmorow.- onedollar shop umbrellas will look rather wonderfull with my collection i beleive.