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.
We arrived about 3pm and it was really quiet, a few stalls and this guy playing guitar, pretty well I have to say.
Beer was half price for yukata wearers! 250yen for Heartland! Woohoo! Kelsey got champagne from intercontinal and showed me up though! ;D
The decorations were really pretty.
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.
Here I go…!
After that came bon dancing!
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.
Straw hat – customised, yukata and obi – rakuten, obidome – Kira Imai badge, bag – Kimonomachi, tabi – Tokyo 135°, zori – Nadeshiko Tennoji.