Sunday, July 31, 2011

Weekend-ful of Japanese Goodness!

We went to the Powell Street Festival on the weekend. It is an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts, culture and heritage that features something for everyone: dance, music, sumo tournament, craft vendors, traditional displays, and tons of scrumptious Japanese food. 

Handmade origami earrings
Miniature Kimono

This is the first year that I attended the festival and it was a ton of fun. Other than the interesting live performances and the yummy food, what really amazed me were all the crafts being sold - the craftsmanship and the details were absolutely stunning!

We bought this Yukata (casual summer kimono) for Kaitlyn (my 7-month-old baby) and I can't wait to put it on her.  Isn't it cute?! This was hand made by a young and talented local designer, you can check out her Facebook Page if you are interested.

To keep the Japanese theme going, hubby took me to Takifugu for Japanese dinner. I really appreciate their unique menu and the freshness of the food. It was surprising affordable too, considering the quality of the food and the service.  We wrapped up the night with some cheesecake and that's the end of my fun filled weekend.


  1. the space rabbits are soo cute!!! I looove Japanese food too!

  2. Ooh cute post! Makes me want to go to Japan sometime. :)

  3. looks like a super awesome day!! I love the pictures so many cute things!! ^^

  4. those lil bears are so cute..but wow so expensive!! your lil one would love so cute in the the lil kimono!

  5. the cake of the wedding is so cute!!


  6. I was able to do that, you make it look so effortless! haha thanks for sharing!



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