Looking after kids is so much easier than trying to help adults.
Or so I feel.
I feel so much more relaxed at my aunt’s place with my cousins and siblings than at the dorm.
Partially because family and partially because there’s less to worry about here.
Japanese malls don’t differ much from Canadian ones except for the people standing around calling people into their stores.
There is a different feel to the mall from Canadian ones but I declare this difference hard to explain for someone who lived in a small town with no mall to speak of.
In the evening we went to visit two small festivals held at the nearby elementary school and at a nearby park.
The main event at the elementary school festival was the school band playing music and a bunch of little shops with food.
Not so interesting in my opinion.
The one at the park was much the same with the main event being music and dancing around the taiko drum.
A little hard to see (the performance ended soon after and I didn’t have a chance to get another shot) but it’s a bunch of people playing the taiko.
When we first visited the park it was some volunteers tapping at a taiko on the platform but this was a group performing Ryukyu style festival taiko. (Ryukyu is another name for Okinawa)
Watching people really go at something is always fun to watch, especially when done well, and they were going at it quite hard and well.