Sunday, February 23, 2014

パース日本祭り 2014 イントロ - Japan Festival 2014.....



The clash of swords and the swish of kimonos could be heard in the city yesterday as Forrest Place was host to this years Japan Festival.  From the serious display of Kendo by the WA Kendo Renmei to the highly colourful and dare I say slightly bizarre 'Anime cosplay' event, a couple of the 'characters' below.....


I enjoy seeing the beautiful kimonos, the ladies wear them so well, especially as the weather is very  warm right now.....


... but my very favourite thing is seeing the young children in their adorable little kimonos....


If you're wondering what these little ones above are gazing at so wistfully and wishing they weren't in their best togs.. it's the water fountain, who wouldn't want to be running around in there on a hot day, I must admit I walked pretty close a few times myself  :) It was a hectic day, catch up time today.. hope your weekend is going well, take care.....




23 comments:

  1. The kimino costuming is amazing!

    Admittedly, I've always found the fascination with anime and manga to be, well... bizarre.

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  2. What a fun, colorful post for the day!! I do love the children!! Enjoy the remainder of your weekend -- camera in hand, of course!!!

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  3. I'm very fond of Japanese culture ! and two men in my family practise kendo . So I' would have liked very much being there with you !
    Happy Week-end !

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  4. Aw...these are wonderful. The small children look like dolls. So sweet. I am MOST impressed with your new found language skills demonstrated in the title, Grace :). A big change from your usual français. N'est-ce pas? (Oh boy, I am stepping right out of my comfort zone now. My language skills are pathetic :)).

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  5. The kimonos are beautiful. Though I've never been a fan of anime, I do think the robot is kinda cute!

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  6. Beatiful clothes they are wearing so cute to see the little ones.

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  7. You take a dip in the fountains?

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  8. My Dad came home from Japan with kimonos for every one in the close family. Each New Year´s Eve we celebrated in them (no idea why). Oh, I miss them heaps (them all, only Bro and I are left).
    Nice to see the kimonos again, Grace :-)

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  9. We have one of those fountains in a mall in Pasadena...kids love it!!!

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  10. Such fabulous pics of colourful things are so uplifting to see in the midst of this never-ending winter we are having here, Grace!

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  11. What charming photos. I find the Japanese culture so beautiful and fascinating.

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  12. The kimono is such an elaborate outfit, that I find it a wonder these women can walk gracefully while wearing it.
    There is a reality tv show here about creating cosplay outfits that I've become a little addicted to watching.

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  13. I believe children and adults everywhere have fun in the fountains. There are some in Atlanta, GA. And somewhere near here, but I do not remember where we saw them.

    The Japanese Festival looks like fun.

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  14. Japan Festival in Perth? Interesting, what a surprise for me!
    Great photos, Grace, as usual... :)

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  15. The Japanese ladies look so petite and pretty in the kimonos. The fountain must be inviting in the temperatures you have been having,

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  16. The kimonos are so pretty. Yes, that fountain was probably where everyone in town wanted to be!

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  17. Perth certainly has an abundance of festivals to enjoy during the summer. This one looks like another very colorful event with lots to see and do. If I were there, that water would look pretty tempting to me too.

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  18. wow amazing exhibition, I would love to visit there, I like so much of Japanese art and culture!
    Your pictures are great, lovely art and beautiful people!
    Léia

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  19. Sure seems like a great photo opportunity.

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  20. I am a huge fan of all things Japanese.... looks like a great exhibition, and you portray it so well here, Grace :-)

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  21. The children do look adorable in their costumes. I can see why they didn't play in the fountain, but you should have been more daring. ;))

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  22. It is obvious from this series that you are becoming more and more comfortable taking photos of people. Bravo!

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