Night-time omatsuri

Night-time omatsuri

This weekend there are a lot of omatsuri festivals in Tokyo. We visited one of the largest last night, which the husband and his siblings attended as children. Last year, we saw portable shrine carrying, and one super hot policeman. This year was quieter, with fun street food and lots of yankiis.

In addition to savory pancakes, yakisoba, shwarma, beer, a strange sweet on an ice block, one omatsuri tradition is chocolate covered bananas with sprinkles. Somehow this image confirms every foreigners’ image of Tokyo, combining kawaii, moe and moe.

Hello Kitty with chocolate bananas


  1. How is the food there? I hear people complain about bad food at festivals all the time.

    P.S. That’s a nice picture of you two. πŸ™‚

    1. the food is fun: lots of regional foods and stuff from husband’s childhood. i have heard that the spaces for food vendors are all controlled by the yakuza, and that the vendors travel from one street festival to the next.

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