On January 23, 2010, Bonden Festival in Akita （梵天祭り）（秋田）appeared in 'Special Galleries .....DARUMA MUSEUM (03)' by Dr. Gabi Greve in Okayama, Japan.
The site address is : http://darumamuseumgallery.blogspot.com/.
Another blog by Dr. Gabi Greve, 'WKD-Saijiki for Festivals and Ceremonies' is also of much interest. Please check out the address: http://wkdfestivalsaijiki.blogspot.com/.
Here now, let me post some haiku and a photo of Bonden Festival in Akita.
Sending out steam
New Year's Festival
yuge tatete Bonden osamu kan matsuri
The first Bonden
rushing into the shrine
seijin no Bonden miya ni hatsu nanori
From Hindu skies
does the wild goose carry
Hinduu no sora no Bonten gan hakobu
― Hidenori Hiruta