On August 8, 2010, I went to the Warabi Matsuri (festival). It’s in Warabi city in Saitama. It was cooler than it had been recently, so that was nice. This festival is held annually, and this year was the 60th time it was held. Sunday night’s festivities were mostly food and a live band. I ate karaage (fried chicken), a frankfurter sausage and some jaga-butter (potato and butter). I wanted to try more food, but I was too full! I didn’t take many pictures, but what I did take were mostly blurry. Sorry about that. I have to learn to stop moving while I take a picture. Enjoy the photos!
Daily Archives: August 9, 2010
Every year in Japan, the swallows come home to make their nests and lay eggs. Swallows tend to return to the exact same place to make their nest every year. The nests are commonly found under overhangs, often in front of stores. The businesses will hang umbrellas upside-down to catch the swallows’ droppings. Right now, the babies are big, and ready to leave the nest. I took this picture about a week ago, and you can see one of the babies waiting to be fed.