Last Friday was a national holiday in Japan known as Culture Day (Bunka no hi), so to get our fill of culture we headed to Meiji Jingu to see some Yabusame (Japanese archery on horseback). The weather was glorious and the park was as beautiful as ever.
Saturday involved lots of soaking at the onsen and massage chairs, and on Sunday I had the pleasure of finally meeting Mariko and Kelly in person and taking them on a crafty tour of Shinjuku and Kichijoji. I had a great time and learnt a lot about fabric.I failed to take any photos (kicking myself), but I will be catching up with those ladies again before they leave so I'll be sure to take photos next time!!!!
This is what we saw on Friday!!
This guy hit the bullseye!!
This guy missed!
At the main shrine there were tons of parents with their kids celebrating Shichi-go-san (a festival for kids that are 7, 5, or 3)
And as you will often see at Meiji Jingu there was also a wedding
There were also many aikido demonstrations
See all the photos here!!