Tuesday, July 20, 2010
My Three Girls in Yukata, Amy and Lena in the ones they were given after the fashion show, Erica wearing one too!
The arcade street scene, with tanabata bamboo decorations and street stalls, mostly selling karaage (fried chicken,
left: strolling down the old streets near our house; this one has mostly bars on it! Right, on the festival street, the kids are choosing drinks, and going for the ramune, old-fashioned lemonade in an old-fashioned bottle with a marble stopper.
Bon odori dancers in the setting sun, dancing underneath the train tracks. Right, the scene by night.
One aim for the night was to enter the yukata fashion show. You just lined up, got your photo taken, then went on the stage to speak to the DH Asuka (who emcee'd the event the weekend before) and get a towel. I'm not sure if or when we get to see the photos! Right, Amy looking pensive.
Lena and Erica. It's hard to get photos of them NOT smiling or posing!
Me and the Man. He was on the door at an event for his club. Originally it was a 3,500 all-you-can-eat buffet plus all-you-can-drink, ending at 9pm, but there mustn't have been many takers, as the rules changed to Buy-your-own drinks and FREE food!
And one extra!