Travel Theme : Costume(2)

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One good thing about summer here in Japan is the festivals. A few years ago, M and I went to Machidaย to try the infamous meat bun there and we discover that there was also an Okinawan festival going on. After our little treat we head out to location where the drum competition was being held.

machida_costume_01All fired up.

machida_costume_03Another group about to begin. Very Nice Costume.

machida_costume_02The ladies dancing to the beat of the drums.

It was so much fun watching and listening to the beat of the drums.

When I returned to Osaka in 2011, T and I went to our first Kobe Festival. We were also supposed to this year but it rained on the day of the festival itself so we cancelled going to Kobe. Here are some of the festival participants all the way from Nabo ๐Ÿ˜‰

kobe_01Looks like a new outfit for a star trooper

kobe_darthMaulHey Mr. Darth Maul over here, pose for my camera ๐Ÿ™‚

kobe_darthvaderStop waving that light saber Darth Vader, you might hurt someone.

kobe_starwarsAhhhh Blue alien ๐Ÿ™‚

T and I were having so much identifying the characters as they walk by.

Visit Ailsa’s Theme this week for more participants ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Robert says:

    That’s me as Darth Maul. We did the parade again this year, and yes, it was raining the entire time.

    1. samokan says:

      Really? Wow.. you look cool in it..
      We actually found you guys again in the park after the parade, but my camera run out of juice or I would have pester you all for a picture ๐Ÿ™‚

      yeah we did not go this year because of the rain, hopefully next year weather will be much better. Planning to do it again next year?

  2. Karen says:

    Good choice of photos on your last two posts for costumes…I enjoyed them.

    1. samokan says:

      thank for the compliment and for dropping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. TBM says:

    One year I went to the St. Paddy’s day parade in Boston and I was surprised to see Storm Troopers marching in the parade. It was an odd mix: leprechauns and Storm Troopers.

    1. samokan says:

      that a sight to see ๐Ÿ™‚

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