One of my Japanese friends in Albany visited her parents house from last week. She asked me to meet and see the famous festival, "Karatsu Kunchi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karatsu_Kunchi)". It took about 2 and half hours from my city by bus. We arrived around noon and met my friends and her husband. They looked fine and I was so happy to see them. Her father is from Karatsu city and he knows everything about this festival. He guided us, and it made us fun and exciting! My husband took a lot of pictures. There are 14 different kinds of big displays and they are awesome. We enjoyed very much and time went too fast... I did not have enough time to talk with my friend.