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Servant x Service SAVA-MATSURI Seiyuu Event

Tatsu’s wish has been granted from episode 7! That the extreme swimsuit appearance will be announced on the SAVA Quiz! However it wasn’t what he expect it to be.

Suzuki Tatsuhisa: So that’s how it is. I never thought it would be like this. That there could be a chance, that it would be guys in swimsuits.

Toyosaki Aki: But you know they’re ready to swim.

Ai Kayano: That’s true.

Suzuki Tatsuhisa: Yup, on another channel my specialty was the backstroke.

Announcer: You know, I bet everyone thought “I only swim freestyle” from the moment they saw that.

Suzuki Tatsuhisa: Yup, yup.  

I originally posted this on facebook but I thought I’d share it with all of you other lovely people. Here is a picture of me that was taken at the Aki Matsuri a couple days ago. I got to talk to a lot of interesting people,practice my Japanese, and eat good food.
the highlight though was towards the end. I was doodling and a little girl and her mom stop and watched me for a good minute before I noticed so I offered to draw the girl something and she told me she wanted a daisy. She was so happy when I gave her the drawing; her smile was priceless.  
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There were some sweet cosplays at matsuri! We had to leave early, but it was fun! Ahhh the Rei and Nagisa and the World’s End Dancehall Miku and Luka made my day *u*

Posting again: Austinites! Asahi imports is going to have a booth at the Aki Matsuri (October 1)! My boss makes the food and she’s really super awesome at cooking.

Come Join Us!

2011 Aki Matsuri - 秋祭り

JASGA’s fifth Annual Japanese Festival

 

Taiko drums, traditional and festive Japanese dance and musical instruments, the beauty of the tea ceremony, Kendo swords — all this will bring the artistry of Japanese culture to Central Texas during the 2011 Aki Matsuri, the Japan Fall Festival.


Visitors will enjoy a range of Japanese food, drink sampler, art collections, Yukata photo booth, calligraphy, origami workshop, and Japanese games and entertainment. In addition, there will be a Silent Auction for items such as gift certificates for Japanese restaurants, massage and spa visits, art collections, Anime conference tickets, games, kimono, airline tickets, and more!     

                                             
Saturday October 1 2011 
12:30-4:30 p.m
O. Henry Middle School
2610 W 10th St Austin TX


Free for JASGA members & children under 18
$5 charge for non-members

 

JASGA thanks everyone who will donate generously to our Fall Festival.

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Touhou Cosplay highlight at Aki Matsuri 2013, HCM city, Vietnam

Cosplayer:
-Duocean as Kurodani Yamame.

-Aoi Kokoro (Nat) as Yasaka Kanako

-Kitty Lam as Moriya Suwako

-Blanche de Nuit (Củ mì sắn) as Kirisame Marisa

-Đoàn Vỹ thiếu gia as Hakurei Reimu 

-Nana Marisa as Alice Margatroid

-Asaki as Reisen Udongein Inaba

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Yui and the Shinyuu Trio

Moment in the making of Tokyo Aki Matsuri where Yui is properly introduced to Team K’s pillars, the Shinyuu Trio, after just being promoted to Team K.

The moment where the 1st Team K captain and 2nd Team K captain welcomes the future 3rd Team K captain.

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So here we are, the reason that we headed up that far north on Honshu in the first place: The Hachimangu shrine’s Morioka Aki Matsuri (autumn festival).

This was a day on which we both lucked out quite a bit but also almost screwed up tremendously. You see, the main event of the Aki Matsuri is the so-called Dashi-parade, a parade of decorated and beautifully lit up floats in the evening. What we were not aware of, however, was that there was a “trial run” of the parade in the middle of the day too. And that is what we managed to run into on our way to the shrine!

1.) One of the floats. As you can see, each float has a group of drummers, some of those groups were exclusively children or women, while others were mixed. The float itself is motorized, but additionally also pulled by several men.

2.) In between the floats people in traditional clothes or costumes were part of the parade. Sometimes there were also groups playing on instruments.

3. + 4.) According to Morioka’s website, the floats portray historical heroes as well as scenes from famous kabuki-plays. If you are a fan of the Dynasty Warrios games, those two will seem familiar: Guan Yu and Zhuge Liang from the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history.

5. + 6.) After the parade had passed, we continued on to the Hachimangu shrine itself. It looks pretty much like what you’d expect if you have seen a matsuri in anime or manga before, like I had. Stalls selling all kinds of food, toys and crafts are lined up, and even on the street leading to the shrine families have set up tables and offer yakisoba and other foods. There was also a small stage where traditional music was performed.