Monday, January 28, 2013

Japanese New Year festival

Anuenue went to a Japanese New Year festival in Thomas Circle downtown. There were lots of demonstrations, games, and activities, and food!

People took turns pounding rice to make rice cakes - the mallet was a bit too big for Anuenue!

 There were drummers, singers, and dancers!

And also lots of games - these are water balloon yoyos.

Anuenue walked through part of the Shaw neighborhood on the way to Thomas circle from the metro. There is a mix of historic and new architecture. Here is a tiny house wedged in between a big apartment building and a multi-unit house.

A row of pretty brick buildings...

And some fancy rowhouses with lots of details in the historic area.

1 comment:

  1. That festival looks so cool! I really need to stay on top of things. (And you were 3 blocks from my house!)