My husband’s shop Hudson Antiques takes part in a local handicraft festival this weekend 15th-16th September. Our shop is hosting paper art jewelry by local artist Shibata-San, as well as selling antique costume jewelry and British style scones. The scones were made specially for us by Odile patisserie in Higashi-Nagasaki.
They taste wonderful. And are best served with jam, clotted cream, and a nice hot cup of English tea. Yum!
On Sunday 26th August I had a stall at a local festival in my neighborhood, the Ochiai Peace Festa. I met some nice families and talked to them about Music Together. The festival turned out to be similar to the program in many ways. There were lots of live music performances, there was dancing and waving scarves, with some really unusual instruments from around the world. There were many other stalls there selling handmade goods, even an old man who makes Kalimbas. They were great. I shall definitely buy one for my centre. Other events included a yukata fashion show, outdoor yoga class, and fabric dying workshops. A fun day, but very very hot!
Locally Handmade Kalimbas
Can you catch the somen noodles?
The waving of scarves!
My poster child – 看板娘
Not sure what was more suprising, the man in the leotard or the didgeridoo?
My little helper
Vegan food from Cafe Raffa
Falafel – my favourite food in the world!
World music comes to Ochiai
Taking a break after the fashion show
Lots of handmade goods