Posts tagged Matsuri
Hanabi at Yokohama (July 2008)

Hanabi Taikai (花火大会) or fireworks festival is held in Summer and showcase a fabulous fireworks show that lasts for about one to two hours. I really love this festival because I can dress up in yukata, have one or two cans of beer haha but of course, the best thing is to be able to share those things with my friends. And as what usually accompany a festival in Japan is street snack and game stalls lining the streets. 

The sketches below are from the reference photos that my friend took during Hanabi festival in Yokohama, July 2008.

Now that I'm not living in Japan anymore, I miss this festival the most. Well, I guess the next visit to Japan will be in Summer then :D

Hanabi go ers at yokohama
Hanabi at yokohama
Hanabi goer at yokohama
Natsu Matsuri at Ueno Park

Ah it's this time of the year again. On August, many events are held in Japan, celebrating the summer. It's called Natsu matsuri, a summer festival.

I love going to these events, always filled with people, a huge selection of street snacks and of course, beer. Nothing compared to drinking a chilled beer in a hot, summer season.

This sketch below is from a photo I took on August, 2008, at Ueno park.

Ueno park natsu matsuri
Hanami Festival 2008

I love Sakura and going to hanami (cherry blossoms/sakura viewing) was exciting and fun. The paintings really don't do justice here. You should feel the atmosphere at hanami. So alive.

These paintings were drawn from reference photos that I took when I went to hanami with my friends in the year 2008.

:Oil on canvas 60 x 40 cm::

.: Sakura viewing at Ueno :.

~February 2009~



~February 28, 2009~