Matsuri and Worrying About Hinata
Matsuri was last weekend and I took a few pics that I thought I’d share with you. Matsuri means festival in Japanese and this is called the Matsuri Festival, which literally translates to festival festival… ridiculous… I know but it works, so everyone says it. It’s not an anime convention at all but rather everything Japanese. So it has booths selling clothes and traditional trinkets, banzai trees, art, bags, calligraphy, swords and so on…
They also have booths recruiting college grads for the JET program, which sends you to Japan to teach English in a Japanese High School for 2 years. It pays well and they provide living expenses and did I mention you teach in a Japanese HS?!?! I’ll just say that I’d be sent back state side with in a matter of weeks if left to my own devices in a HS full of 17 year old Japanese girls in uniform… (O_O) OMG!!!!
Jeremiah: “Soooo do you like college guys?” *wink*
Random female Japanese HS Student: “Senseeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiii! Hentaiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!”
The best part of Matsuri is the food! This pic is of food row and it’s amazing. I had a lot of fun sitting outside with family and friends eating several plates of food and sampling off of everyone elses plate. The weather was amazing, 72 degrees with a slight breeze and the sun was shining without a cloud in the sky… perfect for eating tons o’ food.
You can’t have anything Japanese related with out the Cosplay people showing up in full force and they didn’t disappoint. I saw more Bleach Cosplay this year than in years past, this Grimmjow was one of the best. My friend Jeremy took this pic, I was to embarrased to ask any of the cosplay people to pose even though they freakin love it when you ask. I think partly I’m embarrassed they are dressed up on “not halloween” and part laziness, cause I’m busy eating 🙂 Either way I respect them for having the balls/overies to dress up in public like that and I like to see them. I did see a good Jiraiya (Ibi don’t offer him sex, its not really Jiraiya) and I saw really good female Renji from Bleach (kicking myself for not taking picture now) but I did compliment her on her costume.
So anyway… I just woke up after a long night of Killzone 2 and watching Predator 2 on Bluray at my friends house and I feel pretty rough *blah* I also can’t find my glasses >_< I can’t seeeeee! And I’m still wicked tired…in need of a shower… falling asleep slowly… can’t keep blind eyes open… zzzzzzzzzzzz……….
P.S. Would you go to Japan to teach English for 2 years? Do you have a Matsuri in ur city?