Sunday, August 4, 2013


Yesterday and a little bit today, Wakkanai had a festival to celebrate the ties between Wakkanai and the South Pole. (^o^)

Yesterday, lots of businesses and groups danced around the center of the city. They wore all kinds of interesting costumes. Some groups were quite good, and a few looked like they were a bit forced to be there.

A few of us Westerners dressed up in yukata (like kimono, but for summer) for the festival. I thought it was going to be really embarrassing, but it wasn't bad. It was kind of fun!

We also had fun taking cute purikura pictures and playing a taiko drum game.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

The top one, too, is an amazing picture of you! I love the cheese on the drumming pic. Thanks for sharing more Japanese culture with the world.