Sunday, August 9, 2009

Summertime in Sapporo...

...means beautiful yukuta (lightweight, summer kimono) everywhere you turn,

Sad goodbye parties galore for those leaving back to their countries (this one was for the other assistant English teacher at my school, Dawn, from Singapore, and the assistant Chinese teacher, Katsu, from China),

A plethora of summer festivals (such as this Susukino Festival downtown),

(Pants are almost ALWAY optional when it comes to the men and shrine carrying!)

The massive beer gardens that overtake all of Odori Park (which I lovingly wrote about a year ago here),

(Nothing says Germany like sparkly Japanese go-go dancers singing hits from the 80s!)

And, of course amazing summer nights and perfect weather, bringing everyone out and about to savor this short season while it lasts!

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