|Myself and friends in our yukata|
It is that time of year again, summer has officially ended and the fall festival season is here, time for Aki Matsuri!
autumn festival is a traditional Japanese fall festival where people thank the gods for a good harvest and pray for the well being of their family and community. They are celebrated throughout Japan after the rice harvest. Now in modern times, and especially outside of Japan, we have these celebrations mostly as a tribute to Japanese culture, with some traditional Aki Matsuri festivities and others are just in general Japanese demonstrations for all who come enjoy the culture.
|lots of vendors|
I especially enjoyed the delicious Teppo's eel bowls, so good, I ended up having two helpings of the $9 bowls. I ate a bit too much at the festival, enjoyed some Mr. Sushi's yakisoba, some ramune, and a melon soda from Shop Minoya.
The festival started in the morning at 10am, I got there a bit past then but I hadn't had breakfast so went straight to the food. Some of the performances on stage where so, so, while others more entertaining, but it was the usual, martial arts displays, dances, and
|more vendors and games|
There is another Aki Matsure Fall Festival celebration coming up in October in Fort Worth at the Botanical Gardens, its a lot prettier with it being in the gardens, but this one has the best food.
Yay for autumn!