Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tanabata and the Summer Starry Night

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!!^_^

Tanabata Streamers
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
Izakaya

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!! ^_^

31 comments:

Grace Draper said...

penge pagkain jan he he uu cge add mo ako sa facebook nga kami nka babad anu nga pla ulit email add mo dali ayusin na natin yung layout mo
dali he he busy sa farming haha shhhh

Grace Draper said...

maganda din dun sa facebook mkakausap mo ako kc may chat din xa
kahit ilang minute lang hehe dali add mo ako graceoladraper@bellsouth.net

chubskulit said...

Wow, makulay tong festival na to Clang, thanks for your prayers..

Ang coclose talaga nina wakaba at haruka kina dad nila noh..

Clarissa said...

@sistah Grace:nakalimutan ko ng password ko dyan lol!hanapin ko muna!!
@Ate Rose:No problem,Ate Rose.I'm praying for your husbands full recovery.
Oo nga--rival daw kasi nila ako eh at ako ang palaging nawawala sa eksena lol!

Rossel said...

ang ganda mo naman sa yukata rissa. mukha ka na ring japanese. at ang pictures mo ang gaganda. very colorful! thsnks for sharing them.

sensya na ha hindi ako madalas makadalaw dito ngayon.busy lang talaga.

Yami said...

Very religious talaga ang mga Japanese in following their tradition, no wonder ang unlad ng bansang 'yan. Siguro if given a chance isa sa Japan ang pipiliin kong lugar where I can stay for a long time. Malinis ang lugar at displinado ang mga tao. :-)

Uy, Clang favorite ng buong pamilya ko (parang ang dami namin noh) apat kami ang Takoyaki. Kahit nung single pa ako pagpunta ko ng SM, takoyaki binibili ko. Namana ng kids ko at ni hubby, hehe.

Thanks for the visit, Clang. I really appreciate it. :-)

Nanaybelen said...

wow ! napakakulay na festival. Daming pagkain. i like octupos.

shaine said...

Napakacolorful ng festival jan sis,
looking at the octopus balls... naglalaway tuloy ako hehehe

Super enjoy ang tanawin jan! grabe!

r u s s said...

WOW.Ü Parang ang saya-saya sa Japan and ang dami-daming happenings!

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www.ruuussso.blogspot.com

Seiko said...

Yes!Tanabata festival!
Ang saya saya nyo dyan Clarissa & hindi talaga pahuhuli si Mommy kahit isa may pics!
Buti pa kayo hindi pa tapos ang summer vacay nyo kami ang agang natapos,schooling time na since nun g 20 pa,kaya medyo naging busy na rin.Hindi ko oa napost yung part 2 thanks for the visit ha.'m glad nakabisita ka.:D

reanaclaire said...

wow... so nice and colourful... never been to Japan...i wish i could go one day.. but i heard it is very expensive to go there.. the std of living is very high, yes?

shydub said...

Ang daming lakwatsa talaga ng pamilya mo clar, ang cute ninyo sa kimona, opa try nga niyan mommy clar. And cute ni wakaba at haruka, hmmm nagpapalaway talaga sa pagkain. I like that octopus in the first pic ang tagal ko ng hindi nakakain ng squid, octupos, pahingi naman.

Jay - agent112778 said...

wow that pink dress (kimono) is so cute :"> and your little ladies are so cute too :">

i love takoyaki

Cecile said...

wow, that looks fun! Galing naman, dami pagkain; meron pa bang natira? pahingi naman.

Maus said...

hi riz
thanks for comments and visiting my site,,,na walang sawa kahit di na ako nakakavisit sainyo...

galing nila gumawa ng oregami...
nakakagutom naman yung giant octupos,,,sarap adobohin lol.....

Clarissa said...

@ Everybody:Thanks to all your comments and for dropping by.It's summer vacation kasi kaya maraming summer events dito and we usually had fun together with the children--malapit na ring matapos ang summer vacation nila...

Enchie said...

that's what I'm missing here sa Pinas! Wala masyadong ganyan sa Manila, puro sa probinsiya. Love the colorful Origami.

kikamz said...

ang saya naman ng tanabata ninyo mommy! saan nga kayo banda in japan? i heard maganda rin daw ang tanabata in hiratsuka in kanagawa pref. di ko pa na-experience and tanabata eh. hehehe!

Luke said...

Those photos are colorful. And the food... the food!

Joops said...

I love the pic where your daughters are sharing food with daddy..

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Manang Kim said...

It is very colorful and you've said food?? Naku po gusto ko yan hehehe! You look so great with your japanese dress I wished makasuot din ako nyan someday.

jodi said...

hi sis, enjoy na enjoy mga kiddos mo..ang pinaka masarap sa lahat na tignan ay yung food, wow grabe ang sarap lalo kumain nagutom ako dito...

nikogirl said...

weee ung kakigori nsa memoirs of geisha :) weeeeh katuwa!!

kala ko wala akong mkktang kahit isang picutre mo eh :) weeeeh. pra ka ng japanese sa yakata :D you look goreous on ur yakata! hahahaa english yan ha.. wlang nginig kasi written lng eh LOL

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

こんにちはおはよう heheh ^_^ ang ganda naman dyan sis! bongga ang parade...ang ganda ng art nila sa papers ^_^ at very colorful pa ^_^ ang gaganda ng cstume nyo ^_^ ako kaya kelan makasuot ng ganyan ^_^ L.O.L! ^_^ ang sweet naman ng mag aama ^_^ happy family ^_^ I'm happy for you sis ^_^

Dhemz said...

oh my gosh...ang saya saya ng festival Mami Clang..minus pala si daddy....:)


woi I love the last pic..syempre....honga, korek dapat kasali sa pic ang mami...hehehhee!

thanks for sharing...:)

miss you mami Clang...kababalik lang namin from the camping trip....super pagod ang byahe kaya now lang me nagka time na mag blog hop....late na kasi kaming nakauwi kahapon....:)

musta na? salamat sa dalaw at comment ha...mwah!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Very colorful and very artistic ang Tanabata Festival, noh? I love their paper folding art. Origami ba ang name nun? At saka ang daming foods... foods. At higit sa lahat, first time kong nakita na naka-japanese outfit ka, Clarissa. :)

eden said...

hi mommy clarsss, what a day to enjoy with the whole family. i love the origami decorations, so pertty at ang sarrap sa mga pagkain. nagugutom tuloy ako..hehehe.salamat sa dalaw..


have a nice day

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

hi sis, I'm here again ...just wanna say happy weekend ^_^

Momma Bams said...

Last namin punta ng tanabata festival nung mag bf pa lang kami ni honey, 2 years ago sa Shonan. Yun ang pinaka-gusto ko matsuri sa lahat kasi malaki ang place at dami peeps.. Siguro summer ang favorite season ng mga pretty girls mo kasi dami festivals... Bagay nyo mga yukatta nyo.

chubskulit said...

Hi clang, kumusta ka na, okay na ba pakiramdam mo?

Am not sure what's wrong kasi once i visited your site clang, it is disarrange wahhhh.. magmula lang to when i changed my browser from firefox to google chrome.. My firefox is not working anymore kasi..

Dee said...

It's so colorful and looks so enjoyable. It must be so fun and nice to be part of that. :)

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