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This has been The Week of Hot Dates.
Thursday night: Hot Date #1 to the temple
Including a stop at Nielsen's afterward for a hot fudge sundae and some fries.
Friday night: Hot Date #2 to Body Worlds and Cibo
This was my surprise date night for Aaron and it was probably the most perfect date night we've ever had. It deserves its own post.
Saturday: Hot Date #3 to the Japanese festival
Oh my. Let's stop for a moment and do a little word association. When you think "Japanese Festival," what do you think of? Sticky rice and kimonos, right? Maybe some teriyaki chicken and one of those dancing dragon thingies?
Well, you would be almost right.
You should also be thinking "blue hair!" (also: pink, gray, purple, etc.)
And, perhaps this, which actually wasn't all that weird compared to just about everything else:
Don't forget the giant scythes (there were quite a few) (and please note the black and white checkerboard hair on the guy next to her):
And, of course, scantily clad amazonian women in fur legwarmers with tails being led around on leashes by their short boyfriends:
|Yes, I was too scared to blatantly take pictures of anyone, which is why all my pics are from the back or side. I'm a wimp.|
As it turns out, the Japanese Festival is a magnet for anime lovers/recreators/...special people. It was crazy. It was also extremely crowded, which was a bit of a drag. I was terrified of losing Stinky in the crowd. Fortunately, the costumed people put some serious fear in him and he clung to my leg most of the time. I can't really blame him. There was one guy walking around in a bright red robe and a long white wig with a huge scythe and white contacts and horns. I was a little nervous about that one.
We did get some yummy gyoza and mochiko chicken for lunch and a huge li hing/guava/strawberry shave ice. We also met up with some lovely friends, which is always a treat. I'm kind of hoping next year they move to a bigger venue so we can enjoy it a little more!