After a hiatus of one year due to COVID, the Japanese Festival was on again this year in a reduced capacity. It certainly didn’t feel like a reduced capacity as we were busy nearly the entire time. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun.

While everyone loved the gomoku meshi and the inarizushi, the true star of the show was the green tea ice cream.

The facade on the first (rainy) day
And on a sunny day
Green tea ice cream anyone?
First day volunteers
Sumo wrestlers on a break from their demo
The Candy Man. Always a favorite.
Hard at work
Never stop making the inarizushi…
A young fan of the ice cream
More fans
Daigaku preparing for the ritual prior to Toro Nagashi (Lantern Ceremony)
Just before Toro Nagashi