Hatsume Fair!

Every year we go to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens for the Hatsume Fair. This year we went with Antoine and Heidi. Since it was also St. Patty’s Day, Jason and I dressed up in our finest hats,  green nail polish (me), and big boots (him). It was a great day, lovely weather, lots of sunshine. A little too much for me, I got a mild sunburn that’s just getting to that sexy itching and peeling stage.

Hatsume is probably my favorite of all the festivals that the Morikami puts on. There are the usual vendors, food, taiko drumming, and tea ceremony. But the fun part is checking out all the people in their anime costumes. Some people really go all out and it’s cool to just sit and eat soba noodles and people watch.

A couple of new-to-us things this year. We heard part of a talk on cosplay, saw a martial arts demonstration, and watched a costume competition. Other highlights included a turtle doing yoga, frozen lemonade, and of course having company. Jason and I always go by ourselves so it was nice having people with us this time. It was Antoine and Heidi’s first time at the Morikami, so I hope they had fun 🙂

I used Wendy Zine’s Round It Up Actions for the collages.

Oh and I also did my hair in a new way, which qualifies for my 52 in 52 weeks challenge. Usually I do not advocate pigtails in anyone over the age of six. But it was St. Patty’s Day. And I was wearing a sparkly cowboy hat. So I had no choice.