Last Saturday there was a Japanase festival, or matsuri, on Trafalgar Square! There were rows of stalls selling okonomiyaki, onigiri, sushi, ramen and mocchi, as well as a stall with Japanese ceramics – Henrietta and I both succumbed to the temptation and have been raving about our little blue-and-white bowls since, cherishing every salad, soup, or breakfast items they hold for us. You can see more about the matsuri here.
The ultimate reason I went, though, was to finally see a taiko drumming performance. The performance I watched was held by girls from the London Japanese School Wadaiko group. They were so synchronised, energetic and cool! So I did this little painting.
Someday I hope to visit a matsuri in Japan. Someday!