Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Day 7: Kawagoe Festival 2014

Kawagoe Festival 2014
Kawagoe Festival is an annual event held every year in the 3rd weekend of October. The place is within 40mins train ride from Ikebukuro and has buildings preserved from the Edo period.

Bigger car #kawagoe #matsuri #japan

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Kawagoe festival #kawagoe

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Kawagoe Festival 2014
Unfortunately, we didn't quite enjoy the immense crowd. The okonomiyaki with rotten cabbages also made my friend suffer diarrhoea. We suspect that they have left their ingredients out the whole day under the hot sun causing it to go bad.

Kawagoe Festival 2014
Food all looked average and unpleasing.

This was quite different from my previous visit in 2012 with my university classmates. We arrived during lunch time and it looked like this:

Kawagoe Festival 2014

Kawagoe Festival 2014
We also had the best purple yam (imo) soft-cream ever!

Kawagoe Festival 2014
The food also looked tasty and we totally enjoyed ourselves.

I think it would have been better to reach there during late afternoon, see the parade carts up close and admire the architecture of the old buildings. Stay a bit longer, see the night parade for a while then quickly leave. It was definitely not a wise decision to reach in the evening when the parade had already started.

4 comments:

  1. I had always had my reserve about eating at a street vendor..no matter the country. Although I did had the pre-conception..."what bad can it come out from japanese street vendors?" well...guess my pre-conception was right...so your friend did not foudn the taste of the rotten cabbage a bit...I don't know...odd?

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    1. He thought so but you know... our perception was nothing could go wrong in Japan...

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    2. Darn it...that would have been my eprception as well!

      Like Admiral Ackbar would say.... http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/4fad386beab8eac843000000/its-a-trap-what-happens-when-advertisers-dont-meet-twitters-spending-quotas.jpg

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    3. OMG Creepo! You're using a meme now! + Instagram...
      Getting trendy eh? ;)

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