A lot of the shops around Nakai Station had
a special entrance curtain we call Noren,
which were also made with colorfully dyed cloth.
Also another part of this event that I love
is seeing people walking around wearing a kimono.
It kind of takes you back in time for a minute.
(until you notice the iPhone they have in their hand…haha)
Getting to spend time with friends you don’t often see
is so wonderful, the time just flies by.
Speaking of time.
I’d almost forgotten but I got to know Vanessa and Dimitri
when they were working on their Project Biwa charity bike marathon
in support of the 3.11 earthquake and tsunami relief.
They also made a book Japan: lake Biwa
filled with photos taken during their bike marathon.
And Happy Endings made one, too!