It was similar to the Tanabata festival we blogged about in July in terms of street food, but had 2 pretty cool additions. The first is that people carried mikoshi, or large "portable" shrines installed with a local kami, or a divine spirit, for a jaunt around the neighborhood.
Taiko literally means "drum" in Japanese, but the word is often used outside of Japan to refer to Japanese-style drums. Apparently (according to wikipedia), these ensembles are a relatively new art form, established in 1951 by a guy named Daihachi Oguchi. As you can see from the very crowded street, they are quite popular (and deservedly so).