It was the biggest crowd I'd been in since comic con in San Diego.
This young woman began a fan dance directly in front of me (Mike took this photo as we walked towards him).
There was of course an amazing bonsai display. I don't garden and I kill most housplants, so bonsai is nothing short of a magic trick to me.
It took a bit of wandering but eventually we found a patio area, out of the sun to walk around in.
This seems to be an ancient Samurai warrior.
And an interesting looking warrior's mask and helmut.
This man is "The Candyman". He is making an beautiful bird sculpture entirely out of candy. He's heating colored sugar and painting it on in this photo. His creations were too stunning for anyone to eat.
Phoebe and Chloe are standing in the crowd while we all decide what kind of interesting Japanese food to try. We needed Chloe to guide us as she was familiar with all of it (her best friend in San Diego is Chinese and her family has served her a huge variety of Asian foods).
After eating Mike, Naomi and Oscar found some shade on the edge of the crowd (Just a note: Naomi is not a 10 yr old giant and Oscar isn't a teacup chihauhau, our camera has oddly distorted this photo to make Naomi look huge and Oscar tiny).
On our way out we caught one final performance. This one was more traditional.
Chloe has also been working on a mutant piñata for the show next week.
She finished it on Monday... It's a rabbit/mermaid!! I think it came out awesome!
Today we drive out to California and tomorrow we'll be attending a memorial service for a friend's husband. Bound to be a rather intense experience, but at least we'll see some friends and family. Have a great weekend.