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Hydrangea Festival in Bunkyo

IMG_1975Almost seven years ago, we chose to have blue hydrangea at our wedding. The bridesmaids held bouquets that were so pretty! Many memories from our wedding came back today as we walked around the annual Hydrangea Festival in Bunkyo.
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One really fun event at the festival was canvas bag painting. For 200 yen, you could sit at a table and paint for as long as you liked, and then take your creation home!
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IMG_1966A lot of children were making the bags, but we figured there was no reason we shouldn’t give it a go, so we sat right down and went for it. Painting was quite peaceful; we were surrounded by beautiful flowers, a temple, the smell of incense, and quiet chatter among the others who were also painting.
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IMG_1972I love how Chad’s turned out!
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And here’s mine. I wanted to paint blue ones for our wedding colors 🙂 After we finished painting, we walked around looking at more pretty hydrangea.
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Of course, it wouldn’t be a festival without several food stands.IMG_1993
This couple decided to get shaved ice! Yum!IMG_1994
These traditional Japanese candies were packaged to look like hydrangea.
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I decided to try a little egg pastry. It sort of reminded me of a soft macaron dusted with powdered sugar and filled with a light cream.
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Chad chose beer as his treat at the festival.IMG_2003 IMG_2007 IMG_2009
We had such a lovely Sunday afternoon in the sun. Does the weekend have to end?

What were you up to this weekend?
xx Caitlyn

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