Can you believe that summer is coming to an end? It feels like yesterday that I was looking at this End of the School Year party theme. I haven’t even had time to throw it yet! Needless to say, I’m just a bit behind :)
Summer is the season of matsuri (aka. festivals; pronounced: maht-sue-rie) in Japan, where women and men walk the streets dressed in traditional yukata and kimonos. It’s so nice to run into a festival on an afternoon stroll. These pictures were taken 3 weeks ago in Yokohama. We happened to be waiting for our family while a group was preparing for the day’s matsuri. I happened to run into matsuri three times this summer – such great luck!
The summer festivals end around this time with a bang – fireworks in very crowded parks by the river. Usually millions of people go to see these festivals. Way too crowded for me! Now that the season is coming to a close, it’s time to say hello to milder temperatures, autumn leaves, and early sunsets. In the meantime, I’ll be cherishing these last few summer days!