Friday, October 24, 2008

Flickr Pic #36: [春日部夏休み] Little Drummer Girl

[春日部夏休み]  Little Drummer Girl
[春日部夏休み] Little Drummer Girl
Originally uploaded by scion_cho

About a year ago, I was sort of disappointed at Satte City (location of our first apartment) because the place was so boring as compared to the very interesting Tokyo life. After our initial stay for 3 months, we were given the chance to choose a new location and we chose Kasukabe City (infamous for anime series such as Crayon Shin-chan and Lucky Star).

We were actually hoping that our new apartment would be at Kasukabe City's west side (with reference to the Kasukabe train station) where there's lots of activity due to flourishing businesses such as restaurants, pachinko parlors, etc. Unfortunately, our company director got us some space on Kasukabe-East instead. Another boring, purely residential place.

However, during Japan's summer season (June-August), Kasukabe celebrated its 'Natsu Matsuri' (read: summer festival) and the primary location for that event was right on our side of Kasukabe. =) It was nice to experience going out and enjoying the streets without having to go to Tokyo.

The Kasukabe Natsu Matsuri was held for 2 days. On the first day, I tried to take lots of pictures with my old and trusty kit lens (18-55mm). While on the second day, I rushed to Shinjuku to buy my current walkaround 50-150mm lens, then immediately went back home to shoot more.

The above shot features the kids taking part in the Taiko (drum) competition. [first day]

Taken on July 12, 2008
Location: Kasukabe City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan

See Flickr post #35 (click link here)

posted by ScIoN 5:53 PM


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