A walk through the paper lanterns

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Hello everyone, sorry it’s been about a little over a week since my last post. I have been super busy with so many new projects and ideas.

Since I’ve been working so hard on my business and all my creations, My husband and I decided to have some fun on Sunday and we went to the Arizona Matsuri, Festival of Japan here in Phoenix.

Matsuri is the Japanese word for a festival or holiday. In Japan, festivals are usually sponsored by a local shrine or temple, though they can be secular. You can read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_festivals

In Phoenix we have one to celebrate the coming of spring usually in February or March every year. This was my first time to go and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

They had these excellent Taiko drummers there. It was magnificent, you could see how much fun they were having. It was contagious and it brought a smile to my face the whole time.

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The beating of the large drums was incredible, you could feel the vibration rumbling in your chest.

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There were all kinds of people dressed in costumes and as anime characters because it gives us a good excuse to celebrate anything Japanese. It’s quite a celebration.

They had beautiful bonsai trees on display and a variety of interesting vendors. Wonderful food and they even had our favorite….Authentic shaved ice from Kilauea, Hawaii.

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So many beautiful colors and culture.

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This year’s theme was the traditional paper lanterns. They were so very beautiful too. I love the paper lanterns. I happened to catch a  shot as we were leaving and a majority of the crowd had dispersed. I loved the lighting and the shadows in this one.

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Well I hope you enjoyed taking a walk with me through the paper lanterns at this years Matsuri Festival.

P.S – I have been working on some new jewelry projects this weekend and I can’t wait to share them with you all. One piece is a brand new type of pendant! I really like it a lot.

I really appreciate and enjoy every single one of my readers, has anyone else ever been to a Matsuri Festival? What did you think? Did you like it? I would be thrilled to hear about it.

Lisa

Passion Of Light

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