vrijdag 3 augustus 2012

Harajuku and the Meiji Shrine

Last monday Rox and I went to Harajuku and the Meiji shrine~!!

When we went to the Meiji Shrine there was actually a festival going on~!
There was a stage with different performances, the first being this dance/fight scene of a red and a blue man.

I'm not 100% sure but it seemed like the blue represented the coolness, and the red represented the heat. The blue guy won but it's still really hot in here :/ but I guess they wanted to make us feel better..

The other performance was this drum band basically, their costumes were like nothing I'd ever seen before and the performance was really cool~~

We moved on to the main shrine, and met a man that told us it was the day of a festival~ so we stayed to watch the ceremony~

I think the point was that they were bringing food to the Meiji emperor, so these men kept bringing food and stuff up the stairs~
And there was music and dancing. I suppose that was also in honor of the Meiji emperor~

We stayed for really long but at some point our feet hurt too much and so we looked around the shrine a bit more and moved on into Harajuku~ We visited some funny shops

And made some purchases~

my leg looks like a pink whale in this picture~

These actually came from a cheap bookshop here in Takadanobaba

And there's puris from a kyary puri-machine, to remember our strange day in Harajuku~

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