So today I want to finish up my post about the Kameido Shrine fuji matsuri. I wrote about the history of the shrine in my previous entry, so now I write alittle about what I did and how I felt while attending the matsuri. This is proving to be quite difficult however, whenever I try to think of something good to write my brain just goes blank...
The typical shots of charms tourists have to take at shrines haha
As you saw in the last post, it was quite packed with visitors and so my main concern was to get the photos I wanted regardless of how many people were trying to jump in front of me. And boy did they try to knock me out of the way! That's one problem I have in Japan, I'm used to moving aside for people, but sometimes it gets really tiring being constantly shoved around.
But once I got through the fuji terrace/pond area the crowds cleared out considerably. I guess everyone was there just to take photos of the flowers basically hehe. I was able to get some photos around the shrine of the typical things tourists take photos of, and then my friend wanted to sit down and take a rest. I guess going through that human sea was tiring for him too haha!
He wanted to have kaki-gori, and I saved our seats. I didn't really want to share the kakigori because I was being a good dieter but it was really too much for one person haha. Noone was eating kakigori, but after he brought one back to the seating area, about 7 other people went to get some too haha^^
A gyaru hanging out at the Kameido shrine
While we were eating I saw about 3 great gyaru wandering by, and I was able to snap a shot of the best one. Doesn't she just look way too cool??
After we finished eating, we got up and explored the rest of the Kameido Shrine grounds, including the food stalls. My favorite part of matsuri as you might remember hehe^^ The layout of the grounds wasn't really conducive to the stalls and it was a bit cramped. Luckily most people were not interested in them.
The kingyo sukui
The shooting gallery stall. Those little kids have cool hair XO
Cooking taiyaki. Isn't that too hot to touch with bare hands??
On the way out of the shrine there were more stalls, and while the food was great to photograph I found a very cool lady working the chocolate banana stall. Usually I try not to photograph the stall workers, since it's really the food I'm interested in, but I made this exception. I was just amazed that such a cool and fashionable lady was doing a job like this.
This lady is so cool, and such a wistful expression
In the end I was able to write more than I thought I could haha. Now I have to go cut the grass again, but luckily after that I should be able to rest and hopefully sleep off this cold. Have a great day!