This post shld’ve went up earlier but due to the delay in getting the photos… so meh…
So basically, Bon Odori is the Japanese summer festival (yes the one in animes) so it was a food and yukata extravaganza. Quite possibly the closest I’ll get to Japan anytime soon :P. Being an annual event and one of the only big Japanese events in my country, the gathering of both Japanese and locals to enjoy it was humongous.
I went with EMiNA, my uni’s anime club(and one of the only ones in the country :), with my fellow EMiNA’ians. Reached there quite early (15 mins before the gates open) so we had to wait a while. After the gates opened, I instantly “attacked” the food stalls and spent almost RM60 there :P. Needless to say, I had my fair share of _sushi_, _yakisoba_ (no LOLFANG-tan or Mikuru to serve it though) and other random Japanese food.
After filling up my stomach, me and a bunch of friends went to
loli picture hunting. With yukata-clad girls abound, who isn’t tempted to? My biggest regret was that I don’t have a camera to bring to this event :P. Hopefully, I’ll have one next year :).
250+ pics later, we joined in for the final dance session (there’s 3 in total that evening) to burn off the excess calories and just generally have fun. The dances are
a nice place to get into “accidents” quite hard but fun at the same time. Bon Odori ended after that and we all left, feeling quite happy and tired.
Waiting at the gates…
The stage and taiko drums.
The food stalls.
At the start of the event….
More people coming in already…
The EMiNA gang.
The crowd of people at the final dance.
Yes… there were a lot of lol.. kids around.
In case you’re asking, yeah, they’re all Japanese.
La.. la… la ~~
Yukata’s are very nice.
Standing out with this variation.
Tiring event of course for some.
Like the younger ones?