Thursday, January 03, 2008

New Year's Matsuri

The New Year's holiday in Japan means that everything closes down for 3 days. No banks. No Post Office. Well, nowadays the grocery stores do stay open.

So we thought we would have to stay at home and (in the words of my Grandpa Husted) "glare at each other."
Actually we usually do a bit of cleaning and watch some movies and just relax. That was the plan until we found out about a New Year's Matsuri (festival) up in Motobu.

It was cool; for the low cost of "free" we got to:
  • see Okinawan Drumming
  • see Lion Dance
  • partake in Tea Ceremony (Okinawan style: foamy on top!)
  • make a kite

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