Episode 08 - Natchan!
Summer is just about over and it's time to talk about the best part of it! Festivals! Festivals are the main attraction during summer in Japan. I imagine most people would leave or travel during this extremely hot and humid time of the year. This week Mitsuko and I try to define what it is to be a festival in Japan, and why that doesn't quite add up to our definition in America. Along the way we discuss some of our favorite moments from festivals we've attended!
-The drink for this week:
|It's excited about being Natchan!|
|Niku Maki Cheese (Translation: Deliciousness)|
|Beef stick (Delicious)|
|Karaage (Friend Chicken)|
|Yakisoba! It's soba, but yaki'd!|
|That's yakitori in the background.|
|Taiyaki! The fish pancakes.|
-Gaina lantern balancing:
This is the festival that I never actually saw because I left the day before it was set to happen! You can read Wikipedia's very short entry on it, or just check out the picture below to get an idea.
-Here's a link to Kotoura-cho's Hakuhousai laser/fireworks show:
Youtube blocked the sound. But you can still enjoy the video. Thank you Youtube.
-This week's musical recommendation:
|This is the cover art.|
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