I went to the Mitsuwa Matsuri in New Jersey yesterday with Hinano, JP, one of Hinano’s friends and Greguto (my friend who was in Japan for 3 years!). It was interesting to see the traditional food stands and games (like goldfish scooping) in real life, although I think Greguto, who’s been to festivals in Japan, was not very impressed. Over there the festivals, of course, are not in parking lots and go on for several blocks with many choices of places to stop, so that you have a choice of which stand to visit to get, for in stance your okanomiyaki. Anyway, I did get to see Hinano in a yukata!
I got pictures of Hinano’s bow, both with and without fan! Good work tying it JP!!!