Sunday, October 30, 2005

Autumn celebrations east and west

Yesterday friends and I went to a Halloween party at the Foreign Correspondents' Club. It was quite a party - I dressed as a Tengu with a long nose and wings and was unusually popular. Not much chance to "network" with expats, as I spent almost every moment being photographed with a Japanese person. Had fun in any case.
Our costumes, mine the silliest. Sachi is the one drinking, and Etsuro is on the far right

Today I went to the Edo festival in the center of the city. There were several floats like this one, along with dancers and jugglers.
Finally, on the way to Meiji shrine (this has become a weekly pilgimage for me), I ran into these bears and, uh duck?

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