Over the weekend was the Japanese Festival held at Forrest Place in the heart of Perth city. All walks of life, young and old attended the radical event and I was very surprised at the interest shown by Perthians. Culture is a huge part of my life and I have always had a strong fascination with Japanese culture throughout the years however, it was rare to find somebody to share that same passion with...it seems that things have changed in a matter of a decade. The festival scale was quite minute but it offered a broad range of activities from Kendo demonstrations to Cosplay events, it even showcased a number of Japanese food stalls. The lines for these popular snacks like Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki were insanely long so I just had to drool at the sheer wafting smells and sights of the delicacies. I was on the hunt for some Lolitas but only managed to spot a handful, wish I knew where they were all hiding! This festival was the exact shot of excitement that I needed before my trip to the land of the rising sun, the anticipation is growing by the day and I have to pinch myself in order to realise that my dream is coming true. Japan, here I come.
Cosplay StallCute kids in traditional Japanese Yukatas Snow cones and other frosty delights were the cherry on top of a 37 degree day!Okonomiyaki (Savoury Japanese Pancakes) these are delicious, wish I got to eat one on the day.
Ahhh, the world of Miyazaki. What a wonderful place to be. My favourite is Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle...do you have a fave? What's a Japanese festival without a little Gundam? (What's Gundam?) Some token Cosplay characters on the streets Finally spotted a Lolita (Find out more about Lolitas, here), it's a shame that she didn't turn around. Very cute dessert print!--Vx