I shoot this every year. I like the atmosphere. And every year the location seems to have this great light at the end of the day. And every year on the same day it threatens to rain and doesn't. Until now :-)
We (Thomas - pictured above) managed to escape before the downpour. Seconds after we arrived at the izakaya the sky opened up and let loose for several hours.
I could (or should?) add more shots but if you search through the blog you'll find others almost the same from previous years.
Small note. My gallery ordering is broken which is really annoying me. Just so you know it's not by choice the images above are in this order.