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Maybe the organizers were not sure about whether to have this fun event this year. For example, it helps Japanese and Japanese-American kids living here learn about and participate in Japanese culture. So the festival was held as usual.
I thought that was good. Anyway, here are some of my photos. We walked through downtown on our way to Japantown.
Here are some of the empty floats. The one with the dolls is a special one to support Japan and encourage donations.
It was really big and beautiful. This is during the parade. There are several Japanese drumming groups that perform during the festival or in the parade.
These dancers are from a Californian Japanese dance school. Keiko Fukuda was the Honorary Grand Marshall leader of the parade.
These Boy Scouts have a small omikoshi Japanese portable shrine. During the rest of the festival, there are outdoor stages with music. This band from Japan, Soulit, performed on a float during the parade, too! They sounded pretty good.
In the last few years, the cosplay group has been popular. This float has the best costumes, and the other participants walk.
You can see another photo at Flickr. This participant carried a sign encouraging people to donate to the Red Cross by text. During the festival, the Japantown mall is really busy.
Of course, I had one.
I also had mitarashi dango a kind of sweet rice dumpling on a stick at a tea shop. My husband had shaved ice. There are several displays of arts and crafts during the festival, including origami, cloth-covered wood dolls, and these dolls made of paper.
There are also displays of bonsai, antique swords, ikebana flower-arranging and stones. They also have demonstrations of martial arts kendo, kyudo, naginata, judo, karate, aikido, etc.
Some of the people doing these things are not Japanese or Japanese-American at all. There are other things to do, too. There is one outdoor area where people sell things like t-shirts with original designs, jewelry, and handmade soap.
These things have to be related to Asian culture in some way. If you ever have a chance to visit the festival, I recommend it. You can see more photos from this year on Flickrincluding some amazing origami, more cosplay, and a model of Osaka Castle. If you have any questions about anything, just ask!
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