tanabata matsuri, a Japanese festival

July in Japan means Tanabata, a little holiday that falls on the 7th, which literally means “evening of the seventh.” It’s the one night where the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi are able to meet over the Milky Way. Even though it fell on the 26th, the Tanabata Matsuri (festival) in Ogawamachi, Saitama was one of … Continue Reading

Stripes & denim at the Sanja Matsuri in Asakusa

It’s matsuri (festival) season again, and I was so excited to go to the Sanja Matsuri in Asakusa for the 2nd year in a row with my friend Alisa. The weather was perfect, a great start to the weekend. We stuffed ourselves with too much food, but somehow still managed to find room in our … Continue Reading

A taste of Jamaica

    I didn’t think I’d go to two festivals this weekend, but I’m so glad I did! My good friend Marie told me about this Jamaican Festival at Yoyogi Park and I immediately told her I wanted to go. Apparently there are several international festivals at Yoyogi Park, and last week was the Thai … Continue Reading