Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bon odori festival

The crowd. People wearing traditional japanese outfit were dancing on the stage and playing the drum.

One of the food stalls.
Banana chocolate - sold out
Takoyaki (octopus ball) - sold out

Asahi japanese beer. Taste like... beer.

Japanese ice cream. Unique taste. Delicious. Green tea covering the red beans inside.

One of the highlight for the night is that during the end of the event, we stumbled upon 3 kids wearing yukata. Someone suggested to take picture with them.

I overheard that one of the kid is speaking japanese on her mobile phone, "doko?". I step forward, and speak, "Anata wa nihon-jin desu ka?" (Are you a japanese?) The most amazing thing happen. She understood what I asked and response with a yes.

And then I just stand there thinking what to speak next. LOL. No idea how to say "take picture together with us".

My attempt, "Kamera..."(Camera) *hand gesture to represent taking picture, pressing the shutter button.*

Anyhow, this is an amazing outing. Abandon the aircon and comfortable japanese restaurant and squeeze and queue up in a crowded and hot environment just to eat the same food and watch the performance. Fun!