Casual look for a local shrine festival
It was a 3-day-weekend in Japan, which also meant a lot of festivals were on, including my own little city. I had plans to go to Tokyo on Saturday, but I caught part of the Shrine festival (which is basically a festival of stalls of lots of food - fat & artificial colouring galore) on Friday night.
01. ~ 04. My casual outfit for the night. I have to impress all the highschool/secondary kids there somehow. This open-shoulder checked shirt is one of my faves at the moment. I can't remember the brand but I got it from a unique shop in Sapporo...which closed down recently :( But the brand itself is from L.A. Jewellery - lots of chunky cheap stuff from the market, aside from my watch which was a present from my dad ♥
05. At the festival.
06. Ate way too much food there. More than is pictured. This space-juice is called "Blue Hawaiian". I couldn't tell you what it's made of, but I'm sure it's not good for you.
07. This was a personal top hit of all the foods there - Taiwan shaved iced, known as "snow ice"! Kept numbing my teeth on the frozen strawberries, however.
08. It's not a real Japanese festival without candy floss, especially ones without all the varieties of cute Anime/Idol bags they have. It's wonderful how they keep up to date with "what's hot" in Japan. I selected a Volcaloid 'Hatsune Miku' one. It was that, or AKB. In case you don't know me too well, this was said with a tone of sarcasm in my voice (though I do think the songs that are composed for Miku can be pretty darn good).