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Friday Night = Festival Night!

Posted in Animals, Places by tokyobling on June 8, 2012

It’s Friday, the start of the weekend and the start of dozens of festivals, big and small all over Japan! So grab your best friends, pick up a six pack of ramune, get your yukata on, sling your shamisen over your shoulder and head out to your closest matsuri tonight! The Festival Cat is waiting for you!

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  1. Coal said, on June 8, 2012 at 4:16 am

    If festival cat is waiting, then I’m in! How’s a trip to Yoshiwara sounding this Sunday?

    • tokyobling said, on June 8, 2012 at 4:21 am

      I’m currently debating the question with Mrs. Local Train, Mr. Schedule, and the Yen-twins! (^-^;)

  2. lilichan06 said, on June 8, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Oh so cute!! :-D
    I can’t wait for a lot of photos!!
    Have a nice weekend!

    • tokyobling said, on June 8, 2012 at 5:49 am

      Isn’t He/She gorgeous? (^-^) Let’s see if I can’t get an early start on the festivals in a couple of hours… (^O^)/

  3. D... said, on June 8, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Too cute, I love the outfit. I think it’s the headband that sells it. Isn’t it the accessories of the outfit that really complete the look.
    OK, I’m geared up and ready to go my friend. Just need to find a flight….

    • tokyobling said, on June 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

      I totally agree, well, the headband and the bell, and the happi…. (^-^)

  4. Jonelle Patrick said, on June 8, 2012 at 7:56 am

    OMG, I wish I’d taken that neko picture! (And thanks for the link! ^ _ ^ ~♪ )

    • tokyobling said, on June 12, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Haha… yes, it would have looked good on your blog! (^-^;)

  5. pk1154 said, on June 8, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Oh, that is such a fine orange tabby. I bet it has a superior purr.

    • tokyobling said, on June 12, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Japanese cats are generally not very handsome, but their tabbies are superior! (^-^)

  6. zoomingjapan said, on June 8, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Cat + Japan + Festival = LOVE!!!

    • tokyobling said, on June 12, 2012 at 10:29 am

      I couldn’t agree more! (^O^)/

  7. QQ said, on June 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    How do the Japanese raise such well behaved kitties? My cat would not have tolerated that!

    • tokyobling said, on June 12, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Haha… I have no idea! Neither would any cat I have ever had! (^-^;)

  8. Timi said, on June 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    My cat would murder me slowly and painfully if I would try something like this :D
    But this little guy here looks awesome!

    • tokyobling said, on June 12, 2012 at 10:32 am

      Haha… at least you would have to be very careful about your sleeping arrangements for the next few years… (=^・^=)

  9. Ulrik said, on June 8, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    That cat is excellent! And I have to say, I had no idea the Japanese had so much festival tradition before I started reading this blog. Living in a certain European country that lacks said tradition, it makes me like Japan even more :)

    • tokyobling said, on June 12, 2012 at 10:33 am

      Thank you Ulrik and welcome to the blog! I am glad you are enjoying it! Yes, Europe needs to rediscover itself I think… there’s so much local culture that has disappeared in the last century or two…

      • Ulrik said, on June 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm

        I’m not exactly new to the blog but thanks anyway :) Yes, I agree.

        • tokyobling said, on June 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm

          Of course not! It is just my memory that is limited to one month periods… (^-^;)

  10. C said, on June 8, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    That did it. I need to dress up a cat like that and do a photoshoot ::drool:: Japanese cats are so badass!

    Are there festivals in November? Or am I gonna miss out the next time I’m in town? Must. find. cats. to. photograph.

    • tokyobling said, on June 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

      Hi C! You’re in luck, one of my fave festivals is in November, I’ll take you there! (^-^)

      • C said, on June 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

        woot woot! (^O^) (I still think of that emoticon as a bat, or a double fistpump…) At the rate things are going, I’m gonna have to create an itinerary sooner rather than later. Or at least a bucket list :) Just heard about cat cafes and that has to go on it!

        • tokyobling said, on June 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm

          Haha… first impressions are hard to shake! Cat cafes are great, but very very hard to pick. There is a huge difference between good and mediocre ones!


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