Here’s episode 2 of A Taste of Japan. This time, I attended a festival in Sagamihara called the Ranbu Yosakoi Festival. Great energetic dancing! Please watch the video.
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Last weekend, during my lunch break, I was able to go to the Ranbu Yosakoi Festival in Sagamihara, Kanagawa. Yosakoi is a type of dance that began in Kochi City in 1954 as a modern alternative to the more traditional Odori dance. This festival is held every year in September. They make plenty of noise! A lot of the music used is quite modern, and the dances are always very energetic. Very fun and uplifting.
In case you’re wondering, yes, I did take a video. And here it is. This is episode 2 of A Taste of Japan. Be sure to watch all the way through, because I have a full performance in this video.
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The Urawa Reds are a J-League soccer team in Saitama City. Why is that relevant? Take a look at Saitama City’s manhole covers!
It’s a soccer ball!
They come in more than one colour.
This was the first time I’d seen sports themed manhole covers. Usually, they feature the city’s flower or tree.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted my Instagram pictures. But here are pictures 11-20, which were taken from May 25-27, 2011. As before, please leave a comment stating which you like the most and the least and why. Thank you in advance!
Colourful Machida street (Machida, Tokyo)
Gentle curve at Sagamiono Station (Minami-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa)
Almost empty bus (Fujisawa, Kanagawa)
English sweet shop (Fujisawa, Kanagawa)
Park at night (Fujisawa, Kanagawa)
Yokohama street from the 5th floor (Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)
Curry (CoCo Ichibanya)
Dark clouds, but no rain (Asahi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)
The sky is screwed (Asahi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)
DoggyMan! (Dog treat)
Please remember to leave your votes in the comments!
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