A summer festival has come back to life after an absence of nine years in the town of Shinchi in Fukushima Prefecture, where suffered serious damage in the 2011 tsunami.
The festival at the town's beach and fishing port had to be suspended after the disaster. But the event was able to make a reappearance with the completion of repairs to the beach access road and an embankment.
A highlight of the festival has been its parade of fishing boats, with colorful banners praying for rich catches. The resumption of the parade on the sea has pleased visitors.
A girl says she sailed on a boat for the first time and was a little nervous, but she says the sea was so beautiful.
The local fisherman says he wants people to enjoy the local fish, and get to know his town better.