every day is an adventure here!
This is how I pictured Japan!! Brightly colored lanterns hanging in the alleyways, intricately designed kimonos, and crazy anime characters everywhere. The Fussa Tanabata festival did not disappoint!
the festival was all down the streets alongside the base. we took our stroller down- but eventually had to ditch it in a bike parking lot because the streets were too crowded to try and maneuver with it! Kent was worried it would get stolen. I may be a little naive- but I do know the Japanese have an impressive respect of property that does not belong to them. Crime ON base is MUCH worse than off. Our stroller was untouched at the end of the evening.
There were so many people everywhere. it was pretty amazing and a lot of fun. quite the sensory overload with the smells, food, colors, dancers, music, and lights!
The parade went on for the entire 2.5 hours we were there! there must have been thousands of dancers!!
There's a giant friendship festival this upcoming weekend on base where all the people from the surrounding towns to come and are welcome on base to take part! I'm excited to experience all of these festivals!!