Osaka: Umeda Yukata Festival

For the last few years in Osaka I have noticed the ads for the Umeda Yukata Festival, but have been either too busy to too unorganised to go, maybe a bit of both! This summer I want to wear a lot of yukata so I planned to go with some friends.

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We arrived about 3pm and it was really quiet, a few stalls and this guy playing guitar, pretty well I have to say.  

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Beer was half price for yukata wearers! 250yen for Heartland! Woohoo! Kelsey got champagne from intercontinal and showed me up though! ;D

 

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The decorations were really pretty.

 

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At 4pm uchi-mizu started, everyone sprinkles the floor with water to lower the temperature, as we had a typhoon a few days ago the water was rainwater they had collected.

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Here I go…!

 

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After that came bon dancing!

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I was too busy dancing to take pictures but J and his friend Ryoma had arrived by then and J took a picture, can you see me bottom right?!

Dancing was so much fun although Im a really terrible dancer, it wasnt until after the event I found the dance routines on their website

My co-ordinate for the day.

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Straw hat – customised, yukata and obi – rakuten, obidome – Kira Imai badge, bag – Kimonomachi, tabi – Tokyo 135°, zori – Nadeshiko Tennoji.

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