Friday, September 20, 2013

Odori Koen Pottery Fair

 Last Saturday Emi and I went to a Pottery Fair at Odori Koen (park) in Yokohama. It had rained hard all morning and we were afraid that the Fair may be cancelled. No problem! While some of the tents leaked a little and the sky was still dark with rain clouds the Fair was not to be stopped.

Pottery makers from all over Japan gathered to sell their beautiful products.

This vendor represented a town in Shikoku.

From traditional to colorful, everything was here on display.

After about an hour of looking and making a couple of purchases it was time to move on.

Between the occasional rain and the glaring sun people kept their umbrellas pointed toward the sky.

The river side was void of the usual pigeon feeders and  afternoon dwellers.

Arnold Palmer would be pleased to see his popularity here.

I'm thinking... cocktail party!

Corner view of the New Grand Hotel.

Motomachi has the best crossing guards.

The Motomachi shopping street is a bit out of our price range. But not everyone has the same problem as we do.

We left the life style of the rich and famous and headed toward the Yokohama Stadium

There was some youth orientated event being held at the Stadium that seemed to make wearing a towel mandatory.

Leaving the Stadium in our dust we worked our way past the Bashamichi area and made a bee line for Noge. And, why did we do this?

Thirsty! One for the road at our favorite stand bar and then we headed home. Not a bad Saturday despite the unfavorable weather.

Thanks for stopping by!

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