Sunday, 7 October 2012
Japan Matsuri 2012 @ Trafalgar Square, London
Japan Matsuri in the heart of London, what started off years ago as a small gathering for Japanese expats has evolved into quite festival for to experience a little Japanese culture.
This is the same festival that the K-On! girl's played at next to the London Eye, exactly like the movie! I was actually in Japan last year so missed it, great holiday!
TakoYaki, very tasty, was the biggest queue to get these, was worth the wait.
Shame i could'nt stay late to see all the stalls and lantern aglow.
Sound of the music reminded me of my time in Kyoto.
Lots of stalls for food, everything i eat was excellant and i eat alot.
Made use of the Matsuri being right in front of The National Gallery to pay a quick visit, ended up spending hours in there. Unfortunatly no photos aloud inside, lots of fantastic art. I got all excited about seeing so many of my favorites from Monet, Constable, Rembrant, Turner and of course massive crowds round the Van Goghs.
Was the best curry ive had for some time, going to the resturant that has serving this up soon.
Only part of the martial arts stage i got to see was these Japenese kids doing Kendo, i wound'nt mess with them after seeing this.
There a 4 pedestals Trafalgar Square at each corner and for over a hundred years one has been empty waiting to be occupied until recently, now very 6 months i think, a new statue gets to be displayed.
Very energetic Taiko drummer, had quite a selection of different groups throughout the day.
Had a great time and really made me miss Nihon, really want to go back again.