Ninja festival families

Via Austrailia’s Daily Telegraph, absolutely awesome candids from a 2008 Iga ninja festival:

Even the ancient shadow skills of the shinobi cannot prevent the 'disinterested teenage daughter forced to accompany embarrassing family' syndrome. Think that stroller is full of hidden weapons?
Best picture ever.
Anyone in ninja garb (and their ninja dogs) got free train passes.
And the one in back is throwing what?

Check out dad in the math teacher glasses and Ninja Sans-a-Belt slacks!

Read more about these touristy parades and festivals here and here.