Japan on Boston Common

Japanese woman on Boston Common

Michael Kerpan took in the annual Japan Festival on the Common yesterday. He took lots of photos and reports:

Despite the extremely variable weather yesterday, the event seemed reasonably well attended. As usual, a lot of interesting food, vendors, performers and attendees.

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Kerpan

I'm glad he's still kicking. Haven't seen him in comments in years.

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Any Protests?

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Any well-intentioned non Japanese show up to save the festival from cultural appropriation?

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No protests.

Lots of kimono wearers, lots Japanese, others not. The Japanese offered a number of opportunities for non-Japanese to dress Japanese -- as a samurai and as a JAL hostess (among others).

An immense array of Japanese food -- far more diverse than at the earliest festivals.

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Typo

event seemed reasonably well intended.

I should hope so.

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This is Boston...

We could get snow in May -- if that's what Mother Nature decides to do. In any event, this is timed to (try to) coincide with the blooming of cherry trees. ;-)

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