I'm somewhat fascinated with all things Japanese. Their history, the changing culture, and most of all, their enduring sense of design. I love their costumes, their textiles and their sense of style.
This was held on the grounds of the Santa Cruz Mission,
a perfect spot for such an event.
There were Taiko drummers of all ages,
Elegant, graceful dancers,
And tons of textiles,
my favorite part of the day.
Just look at this,
vibrant, earthy and ethereal,
all at the same time.
I'm still not sure who these purses were created for,
but I found them rather humorous.
I loved the name Origami Mommy,
and the kimono was so beautiful.
My favorite booth.
There will be more on this in a later blog post.
These are all handmade iPad bags.
Original and stunningly beautiful for just $20.
There were even Green Tea cupcakes.
We didn't try any.
I'm a big fan of green food,
but these just didn't look all that appetizing.
My favorite picture of the day.
Many folks were dressed up in the Japanese style,
but this little beauty was the best.
After the Fair,
we decided to go walking on West Cliff Drive.
Note to self: Walk before you go to an event,
The obligatory pelican shot.
Not my best offering,
but I always seem to want to shoot them
(digitally, not actually).
That's all for now.