|Eerie weather at Maebara Beach in Kamogawa.|
Sea Festa is an annual event (although it was cancelled last year because of all the earthquake stuff), always held on the first weekend of June.
|Selling stuff while talking up people passing by!|
I always loved coming here because I could meet so many friends as they pass by, but even more so this year because I was able to see/talk with a lot of people that I haven't really been able to talk to since moving away from Kamogawa. Thanks for letting me help out, KIRA!
|Lots of booths stretching all along the shore.|
|Homemade and organic...Kamogawa moo moo gelato! Cute.|
|Hijiki ice cream!|
It certainly has made for fun conversations, but...sadly, it wasn't for me (it reminded me of that seaweed chocolate I once got from Korea...). It did make for really good conversation, and when I forced it on other people they actually kinda liked it (seriously)!! So if you're feeling curious, you gotta try it for yourself!
|Everyone enjoying good food, drink, entertainment, and best of all, good company!|
This area is surrounded by booths mainly run by major organizations like the local board of commerce, tourism association, etc. or are Hawaiian-themed (a major part of Sea Festa, since Kamogawa is supposed to be Japan's Hawaii...)
|Local girls performing the satomai, or traditional folk dance!|
|Kamogawa Hula Festival!|
|Fan + cookies.|
|For kicks, what the cookies look like. They have the main characters printed on them...and are actually quite tasty!|
Anyway, I've gotten really off topic, but after being away for almost a full year now, I still love Kamogawa - or more importantly, my friends there! I love Kamogawa all year around, but as a resort city, summer is definitely it's best season. Can't wait to go play again soon!