Today is the third and final day of a street performing arts festival in Asakusa. Outside it is a clear day and a wonderful28C. I spend the best part of the morning wandering between the many different stages. I see a magician, a group of jugglers, a yo-yo master, people dressed in Halloween costumes, and a guy who specialises in tricks using crystal balls. Every performer seems to draw a strong but silent crowd.nnAt lunch, I head back toKt, to Tokyo Big Sight. Today the venue plays host to The 54th All Japan Model and Hobby Show. There are many other exhibitions at Tokyo Big Sight today, including the Trend Fashion EXPO, and some free show about female auto racing drivers. I head toWest Hall Two. The entrance fee is1000.nnnnThe event today is operated by theJapan Radio-Controlled Model Manufacturers Association and the Japan Plastic Model Manufacturers Association. Inside, there arealmost ninety different stalls from the many branches of the hobby and model tree. Inside, I am met by a display of scaled-down model warships.nnAll of the large model companies are here.Kyosho claims to make, The Finest Remote Control Models. Nippon Remote Control showcases their new flying helicopters. Tamiya demonstrates their new remote control car. Other than remote control products, there are model trains, warships, cars, toys, hobby crafts, painting supplies, and character figures.nThere is a woman in Cosplay signing various publications. There are people in Cosplay trying to attract men to their various stalls; the women posefor photographs and sell the men tanks. Thousands of items are on display.There are even models of famous historic sites in Japan, including a to-scale model ofKaminarimon Gate atSens-ji Temple; it has a 38000 price tag. Various figurines of characters from famous Japanese anime also make an appearance.nAs I said, thereis a huge section of remote control flying machines. Some are more impressive than others, some of the people controlling the machines arenot so impressive. I watch one guy flying a helicoptertrying to get it to hover elegantly through a hoop, but instead, he crashes it spectacularly; one of the wings snaps off, and the exhibition is promptly closed. Some of the machines arebetter than others though; I watch a guy fly a huge drone vertically, at somewhat impressive speeds.nnI swing by a shooting range, where people are hitting targets with fake plastic guns. There are some people giving talks. A speech is given by a woman on a large stage, many people are sat watching, listening, all very eagerly. I cant take photographs of people on stages though, as per usual; a common thing I have found in Japan.nBandai has a huge presence here too. There is a massivecrowd stood watching a special viewing of some new episode of Gundam, or something.They also have a stall displaying figurines to coincide with the upcoming release of theirnew film, Space Battleship Yamato 2199. Bandai is the representative forStar Wars in Japan, andhave a huge selection ofmerchandise. A giantscreen displays footage from one of the Star Wars movies, people photograph Darth Vadar models andMillennium Falcon models. Its a bit too much.nnI decide to leave, and head to thetrain station.I take the Yurikamome Line to Shimbashi, before changing to the Ginza Line.Through distraction I miss the stop for Tawaramachi, so get off one stop later at Asakusa Station. The last stop.nI decide to wander throughSens-ji; it is on my way home, and the sun is still shining. I notice a shrine that Ihave never seenbefore, Hikan Inari Shrine. It is very small and symbolises recovery. What strikes me as odd though, is that inside the shrine there are over three hundred small statues of foxes.There is an important looking sign written in Japanese, so I photograph it.nnBack at the hostel, I ask my friend Hiroto translate the sign.It reads, Please dont ring the bell at night, as our neighbours in the area are trying to sleep. Be careful not to wander around too much in the evening, because you willbe possessed by a fox. Possessed by a fox? Interesting.Apparently, thereis a traditional folktale in Japan, whereby victims suffer from a condition called, Kitsunetsuki, a form of madness caused by being possessed.nI decide to explore thissuperstition further. I spend the evening wandering around the temples and shrines of Asakusa until I turn into a fox.nRead the next part of my Journey in Japan, where I wander around in a typhoon, take a trip over to Meiji Shrine to see a festival about setting fire to dolls, and enjoy the experience of flooding byclicking here.nOr alternatively, click here to begin the journey frompart one.