Archive for August, 2010

On Pause.

I know there hasn’t been a lot of activity here — rest assured it’s just because I’ve been having too much fun. I’ve been to cat cafés, oxygen tanks, observatories, planetariums, giant buddahs, onsens galore and still more festivals. We partied for the election and ended up drinking with mafia girls (and paying for the [...]

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Sendai Tanabata Festival 2010: Night 2: The Parade.

Way back when it was Tanabata, we saw the best matsuri parade ever. There was taiko, acrobats, and a squillion dancers.

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Sendai Tanabata Festival 2010: Day 2: Lanterns, Lanterns and Lanterns.

Photos of lanterns. Seriously, there were a lot of lanterns.

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Thomavalé World Tour 2010 – Part VI – Wild Horse Catching.

The Odaka “Wild Horse Catching” event was traditionally an offering of wild horses from local samurai lords to the local temple, where they would be kept as assets. The problem is, they must have run out of wild horses pretty quickly.

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Thomavalé World Tour 2010 – Part V – Odaka Fireworks.

On the night of my birthday, Alice and Katie had arranged for the local government to set up a bit of a fireworks show in my honour. It was really too much of them!

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