On the final day of Bon Odori I went to go see the costume contest which was held in Odori Park... It was like a huge halloween parade!!!!
They played the Bon Odori dance music and then each 'contestant' had to dance around the fountain past a panel of judges with a number strapped to them.
After they passed the judges, they circled round the fountain and paraded towards the Sapporo TV Tower. At the tower, they joined in the huge crowd who were doing the bon dance around the main lanterned stage. This went on for about 2 1/2 hours!!!!!
For more photos of the crazy costumes you can go to: callieinjapan.shutterfly.com
But guess who made a 2nd appearance at the costume contest dance?!?!?!!?!?!?!??!?! YUP!!!! It's crazy yellow t-shirt man - but this time he was dolled up in a florescent pink tank top!!!!