Bon Odori Festival, 2019

March 27, 2019

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Just some photos from this year's Bon Odori Festival at Manila Japanese School. It's a yearly event that we've been attending since 2015 (although we missed the 2017 one, because of bad weather). This year I went with Aian and our friends, Allysa and Henry. We spent most of the day queuing for food, eating, then queueing for more food—which is pretty much what we do every year!

Bon Odori Festival | chainyan.co
Bon Odori Festival | chainyan.co
Bon Odori Festival | chainyan.co
Bon Odori Festival | chainyan.co
Bon Odori Festival | chainyan.co
Bon Odori Festival | chainyan.co
Bon Odori Festival | chainyan.co
Bon Odori Festival | chainyan.co
Bon Odori Festival | chainyan.co
Bon Odori Festival | chainyan.co
Bon Odori Festival | chainyan.co
Bon Odori Festival | chainyan.co
Bon Odori Festival | chainyan.co
This time I got to try something new: mitarashi dango! I've only ever seen it in anime and manga, so I've always been curious about the real thing. It was so good. The sweet soy sauce was my favorite part. I didn't expect the dango itself to be so filling, though. I thought it would be softer, like mochi, but it was so... solid. Aian and I got two sticks each, and I already felt full by the time I finished the first one.

I usually meet up with friends from my uni org at this event as well, but for some reason I didn't see any of them that day. Maybe it was the crowd? Or because I just got too preoccupied with looking for food. We left at around 8:30PM, because it was getting late and we wanted to get dinner before the nearby malls closed. That was before the fireworks display even started (it started way later than we expected), so I don't have any pretty 花火 photos this year, sorry. I'll try again next year!

Bon Odori Festival | chainyan.co
And a little bonus—my journal entry about the event! I made a mistake and left only one page for that day, though. I only printed out six photos, but wanted to be able to use all of them, so I had to figure out how to fit everything in such a tiny space. I managed to make it work somehow!

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