There is nothing better to me than to spend good times with good people. During the month of August, all throughout Japan there are festivals. So many in fact that you would have to live here for many years to see just the major ones. Here in my town there are back to back events for three weeks and then another in September. Hundreds of fireworks, thousands of drums, floats, Sake, folks walking around in costume and of course the display of local dieties. Very pagan and very fun. Needless to say that spirits run high and flow freely for quite some time.
Good times and we are still sober!