food stall

Accidentally on Purpose

Monday, July 26th, 2010

We wanted to go to one of my favorite Nepali spots in Chiba on Sunday, little did we know that there was a summer festival happening in the city of Ichikawa.  So, we were pleasantly surprised to be able to walk around the food stalls after we filled up on curries and momos.

I really dig the way the food booths just glow at night.  They take on this surreal ethereal quality.  The banners are aglow with colors that only appear in the twilight hours.

I look forward to hitting up and exploring more festivals as the summer heats up.

Cup Ice Blast

Streak of Masks

Chocolate Banana Head

Bag-O-Juice with a Straw

Ta Kushi

Going Bananas in the Park

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

There was a little festival happening in my neighborhood.  A nice sign that the weather is warming and that the summer festival season will be upon us.  Time to grab your spare change to grab some food, and take in the delights at the festival.  Get some okonomiyaki, baby castella, and kebabs.  There are so many smells and flavors fill the senses.

Shaved Ice on a Sunny SIde Day

Eat, Nibble, Nosh

I Like Chocolate Covered Bananas

Hot Baby Cakes

Stay On Target

One Last Festival

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

I awoke to hearing the sounds of a festival drift in though my open windows.  The day was gorgeous. Sunshine filled the sky and warm dry air kept the house cool.  I decided to hop on my mountain bike and track down where the music was coming from.  There are 3 or 4 shrines and temples in the neighborhood and I knew that one of them must be putting on a little festival.

It was happening at a little shrine about 7 minutes away on bike that was packed with people this Sunday afternoon out to get a bite to eat and enjoy the sunshine.  Colder weather is suppose to follow by the middle of the week.  It was a grand time, and I chilled for a minute in the sun.  I am not looking forward to those long winter nights, so I’ve got to enjoy it while I can.

Getting it to Go

Cotton Candy All By It's Self

Okonomiyaki

Candy and Octapus

The Little Festival Around the Corner

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

The drums came wafting in the open windows last night.

The evening cooled and the windows in the house were all open to let in the night breeze.

Following the sound I went around the corner to the elementary school that was having their bon adori

dance festival.  All people young and old in the neighborhood came out to eat, dance and be with each other.  Unfortunately, my battery died so pics are limited.  I do believe there is one more night so I will head back.

Step Up, Win a Prize

Bag Juice

Carnival Motion

Trees and Glow

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