Hanging at the Japanese Festival


This past Sunday was the annual Japanese Festival here in Dallas. There were tons of food vendors, shops, schools, performances and more. I met up with some of my friends, and ran into even more there.

It may be September, but we definitely needed these. The temperature was in the upper 90s.
A shot of the crowd ; a traditional Japanese tea ceremony being demonstrated.
So many noms!!! Ramune, pastry rolls & kakigori ( a Japanese snow-cone like treat).
All so delicious!I brought the Pastry Roll home to share with Jer.
I treated myself to some BBQ Unagi (eel) and it so absolutely delicious! 

There were so many vendors with tons of food options. Above is the vendors that I got my Kakigori and Pastry roll from. I can find many of those snacks in local grocery stores here in Dallas. I jumped on those pastry rolls though.
There were people of all ages in Kimonos and other traditional dress.
A few cosplayers too, though I thought that to be silly.

My friend Steph with her pup Koji, talking about her work with the Shiba Inu Rescue of Texas.

I had such a great time, but the heat was too great and I came home so exhausted. The day before my friends and I did a scavenger hunt downtown. It involved much running and we all got a bit dehydrated. I think I'll be taking it easy for the next few days.

Tonight is the start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. I'm going to eat a huge meal for lunch and dinner to prepare me for the 24-hour fast that I begin at Sundown. So please, no one post about food on their blog tomorrow. I'll totally NOT be looking at it. hehe.

<3 Stephanie

1 comment:

  1. Ohh, that looks like fun! If I didn't get so aggravated in crowds, I'd be all over that...

    Also if I had my own house with a big ol' yard I would adopt ALL the shiba inus. And the samoyeds. And the huskies and the chow chows and the newfoundlands and the pomeranians... and even the pugs and frenchies and the papillons and the beagles! OH THE JOOOOOOY

    < / weird >