Today was the Japan Charity Fiesta & Bazaar 2009. My sister had wanted to go to last year's bazaar, but only found out about the event after it had happened, so naturally, we just had to go this year. My parents also decided to go when they found out it was a charity event.
Here's a family pic (without my brother. Wave hi, Patteh!) taken by my sister's boyfriend.
At the hotel, you had to buy tickets at the lobby. Tickets cost RM15 per person.
You would then proceed up the staircase towards the Grand Ballroom on the second floor.
When you step off the escalator on the 2nd floor, the entrance is straight ahead.
To the left of the entrance, there is a small area selling food.
They were selling loads of things, like freshly cooked oyako don...
... Beard Papa...
... and the obligatory sushi and mochi.
Inside the ballroom, it was packed! Lots of tables selling stuff, and lots of people buying them!
There were also little craft booths like this one on traditional Japanese toys..
.. and origami.
And here is their yukata-dressing corner! It seemed really popular - lots of people were trying it out, and many people were standing around looking at the writhing mass of..... people. Yeah.
A picture of me outside the ballroom:
An obligatory mirror-shot of my outfit:
I'm wearing the pink yukata I bought from Akihabara Japan Center in Singapore in September. The yellow obi was part of a second hand UNIQLO yukata set I'd bought ages ago. I really really wanted more purple in this outfit, because pink and yellow is such a boring combination of bright colours, so I added a beaded necklace as my obi kazari (decoration) and wore a purple hairband and yellow butterfly earrings.
And a picture where you can see my sister's outfit better:
My sister is wearing my tsumori chisato neko and latticework yukata, with a red obi and a black belt as a decorative obijime.
The event was so-so. My dad didn't like that the food wasn't really up to his standards, but I found lots of things to buy. I took pics! And I will definitely have to post about them! XD But doing that now would make this post waaaaay too long, so I'll save it for next time ^_^
Thanks for reading! XD And please C&C on coordination!