Sorry for any blurriness in advance.
This annual three day festival is famous across Japan as one of the best Tanabata festivals.
As a resident, I can not help but partake in the festivities. It also helps that part of it set up right outside my workplace.
Friday, I was only able to see a small part of it during lunch. Satuday night, however, I was able to explore for about an hour after work. My coworkers and I enjoyed some festival food and looked at the colorful decorations.
Small, handheld fireworks are totally legal in Japan, and I am taking full advantage. Lucky for me, I also live near a park where I can set the things off. I’ll try not to blow off a hand, keyword being try.
I wonder what starfish think about…?
Since the weather has gotten so much nicer (less rain, more cool evenings), I’ve been spending a lot of time outside after work. Not many people are out and about, though there are some teens and old men who like to hang out at the park (completely harmless) and a few people who like to mill around the 7-11 five minutes away from my place. Around the station there are tons of pubs and restaurants and the atmosphere is really loud. After talking and entertaining all day, that’s the last thing I want. I much rather watch some teens set off fireworks at the park, while eating some cheap conbini snacks.
Old-timey diving suits are fear inducing monstrosities, capable of giving you nightmares for weeks, and causing even those with iron-clad bowels to let loose a brick or two. I would not like to meet this guy in an alley at night.
When I last went to USJ, I couldn’t pass up the chance to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The lines for the rides were insanely long and it was extremely hot, so I only passed through the shops. I tried the rides during my last visit, so I picked up some omiyage for my coworkers and talked to a couple of the staff working there, before I went to the Jurassic Park section for lunch. Still, it was well worth the visit.
Photos I’ve been meaning to upload for a long time now from a trip to Kyoto in early April. These shots do not do the city justice at all. These were both taken at Kiyomizu Temple. It was a wonderful time.