Sunday, August 29, 2010

Second time at Pacific Beach Hotel's Natsu Matsuri and Bon Dance

Saturday, August 28, 2010, was the last night of Japanese Festivities "Natsu Matsuri" and Bon Dances at the Pacific Beach Hotel. For 7 Fridays and Saturdays, tourists and locals enjoyed the festivities. The first time I came was on August 14. Here is a link to that post.

It was exciting to see all the Japanese food vendors.

The gelatin was being pushed out of tiny holes.

These are Ramune Soda. Shun Wah got one of these and was intrigued with the engineering of the ball under the cover. Hard to explain but if you get one of these I think you will be also intrigued.

I am glad I got this shot of this Bon dancer, at the end of the night she was acknowledged as a teacher "Sensei". I was trying to capture the Taiko performer behind the dancer in her kimono.
This lady was one of the emcees. She really danced with enthusiasm.

Talking about enthusiasm.

These guys epitomized the ambiance.
What a good sport! Thanks.
Shun Wah and I ran into Cora H. and her friend Yoko. I also got to see Kevin and Cindy (1st time with her Canon - have fun Cindy).

Tonight, I also posted "Driving Around, 8/28/10" - I had a fun day shooting on 8/28/10.

1 comment:

SW said...

Cool shots..the guy w/ the fish head makes me laugh.. despite not having your big flash, you got good shots.