This post is going to be super picture heavy….so fair warning.
On Sunday we drove to Harrison, NY to attend “The Matsuri.” We were really looking forward to giving the girls an opportunity to hang out with a large group of Japanese people outside of school and play dates. Just hanging out in a laid-back, Japanese environment.
We woke up and had breakfast, and then I started getting the girls ready. Mia had unknowingly grown out of all her yukata, but she was still able to squeeze into this jinbei. We have definitely made arrangements to get her a new one.
We got to the matsuri right when it started and immediately went and bought our game tickets. This event was definitely tailored towards kids as most tents were games or toys.
After we got the kimono dressing out of the way, we decided to go play games.
After all the games, we decided to grab lunch. They had so many goods
things to choose from. Ten had keema curry which looked amazing.
We ended the morning with face painting. They love getting their faces painted, and then washing it off as soon as we get home.
We watched a little bit of the taiko and dances and thought about sticking around to watch the Keio kids perform, but decided to head home. We had been there for three hours and were getting pretty tired.
A few things though, we checked out a preschool for the girls and found that they will work with our schedule. Yay! Also, they aren’t bilingual…just 100% Japanese which is great as the girls will attend a Japanese elementary school.
Also, a quick photo of the prizes the girls won. Yo-yos, nori, and some snacks. Pretty nice consideringwe didn’t spend much money on games.
We ended the afternoon, playing outside with the splash mat. Just a very laid back kind of day.