Tanabata Matsuri

Hello fellow Bloggers & Readers :flyusagi:
Today I would like to share the pictures I took at the Tanabata star festival on Saturday. When we arrived around 1pm there were plenty of people and everywhere families, couples and friends were having picnic. The atmosphere was just lovely and I enjoyed it so much! There were many activities such as making your own Taketombo (bamboo-copters), play Mizufuusen, a game where you have to fish for water balloons with a string made of paper.. and many more.

It was amazing how many people were actually wearing a Kimono or Yukata but the cutest were definitely the children! After our picnic we wanted to take a look at the exposition which was stunning but since there were so many people we didn’t take as much time to look at the prints as we would have liked to.. anyway, I’ll probably visit it an other time because it’s a magnificent collection!

She has such a cute style don’t you think?! love the shirt she’s wearing:on:

I don’t know why the pics turned out so gloomy… :crying: my Nikonchan is about to die. As I wrote in my previous post, the park of the Rietberg museum is huge. There were beautiful trees and flowers everywhere and even a small Bonsai collection and a little zen garden. I’ve been there when I was a child with my parents but I totally forgot about this place! I still can’t believe that this is the place where I’m going to study starting from September! :jupp:

To look at more pics, read on~

what I was wearing that day… not a Kimono or Yukata but still.. :klimper:
Silvankun writing on a Tanzaku (短冊), small pieces of paper that people write their wishes on before hanging them on bamboo :sprout:

Sorry for the huge picture spam.. I hope you enjoyed it though!
It was a wonderful afternoon and we even bumped into some friends~ Two of them are half Japanese and were wearing such beautiful Kimono! I’m looking forward to other festivities that take place there because it’s a truly beautiful place. :klimper:


PS: If you want to see some more impression of the event, visit Lou’s blog Blinded by Passion :twinkles:
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