Japanese dressed in yukata at Tanabata Festival
Another summer event in Japan is called the Tanabata Festival-- it is the day when you write your wish on a piece of paper hanging from a bamboo branch and it is a time that parents and children spend together. During the day, me and the kids minus their Daddy ( he' s on work ) went to the Tanabata Festival and enjoyed the day. Tanabata is filled with fun where everybody can see lots of unique and beautiful hanging decorations of the event. You can see everybody wearing their summer yukata and I' ve met a woman from U.S.A. wearing her yukata and she really looks great on it and so I called her attention and said: " You look gorgeous on your yukata! " and she smiled at me and said " Thank you! ". I guess it' s been looong months now that I haven' t spoken in english-- yun lang ang nasabi ko, kinabahan pa ako lol!!\(^0^)/
What I love during the tanabata festival is the gourmet!! LOTS OF GOURMET!! The family is always looking forward to this event!! Tanabata is to celebrate the summer starry night, we went back at home, wore our summer yukata and this time with Daddy!! We can' t celebrate the starry night without him!! \(^0^)/ After enjoying our eyes with lots of dances at the parade, we dine out at a Japanese restaurant. Here's the photos taken during the whole day event!! Enjoy!!^_^
For a closer look--- they' re made of colorful origami papers!!
Tanabata Festival is always flooding of people!!
Outdoor stalls and Tanabata gourmets!!
Takoyaki ( octopus balls )-- if you love Japanese gourmet, you should not miss to eat this one!! Best with beer and great snacks, too!! And of course, you can do takoyaki at home as long as you have a takoyaki machine.
Okonomiyaki ( Japanese assorted pancake ) and this one is Hiroshima style ( with yakisoba ). Japanese add all kinds of ingrediends to a batter which is popular. You can also do them at home ( I' ll post mine at Food Trip Friday with the recipe soon ). Wakaba and Haruka having a refresh--Kakigori, a Japanese dessert made from shaved ice, strawberry flavored.
Can you guess Wakaba' s wish?? Wakaba and Haruka ( in summer yukata ) with Dad
Food sharing is fun!!
Super balls tsukui---Wakaba was able to get 6 balls in a cup while Haruka get 4 balls only
Mom should have at least one pic lol!!
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, too!! Wakaba' s school days will start next week---my busy days will start again!!
Have a nice day to everybody!! ^_^