Matsuri – Japanese Summer Festival 2016

During the summer when most people are not working during evenings and weekends, that’s when I start work. Whether freelance or for the company I work for, I work when people are available. So when I get a chance to catch a summer event or have time to hang out with friends, I appreciate the time off.

Here’s what I saw at Mississauga’s first Matsuri – Japanese Summer Festival:

Omikoshi
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Nagata Shachu Taiko Drumming
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Mayor Bonnie Crombie Addresses the crowd during 35th Sister City Anniversary Ceremony between Mississauga and Kariya
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Breaking the Mirror Ceremony
Sake Wine Cask Breaking Ceremony
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Shishimai – Traditional Japanese Lion Dance

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Fuu-Wa Japanese Group Singers
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J-pop: Niji no Conquistador
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Mississauga Kendo Club
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The Toronto Kimono Club
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STORYTiME Contemporary Street Dance Performers
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TBC Buyo Group
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Kimono Fun Club & Others
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Balloon Girl (The Buskers are Coming)

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Full scale view of what balloon girl’s dress looks like.

Evening on the Danforth

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Well, Eliot, do I have to say it? You’re good looking and people like eye candy.

People Watching

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I guess I’m not the only one who likes to people watch. This photo is of a man capitalizing on the MMVA event by selling posters of famous people.

The Buskers are Coming!

With many new and old acts returning to Buskerfest in Toronto, this year’s event proved to be a success. Many of them drew a large crowd. Me being vertically challenged, it resulted in fewer pictures. However, for the acts that I did see, they were wonderful. A three piece band called Cabario impressed me so much that I bought their CD after hearing their songs. Featured here is a photo diary of what I saw.

Balloon Girl – You can’t see it but her dress was made of small white balloons.

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Axe Capoeira – Ask me if this is hard and I’ll say yes. Capoeira was fun while I tried it and I’m happy they were a part of this event.

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Austrian Band Cabario – this three piece band is fantastic. I bought their CD just after hearing three songs.

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Beautiful girl enjoys the music of Cabario

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Scenes around the festival

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