This Wednesday post was beamed back in time from the day after.
I honestly can't remember what this thing is called, but I stumbled upon it for, like, the third year in a row last week. They close all the streets and put on tons of different performances - from rock bands, to hula dancing, to shamisen warriors, to acrobats to who knows what.
This year it looked bigger and better organised actually, so maybe it's taking off. I like it most because of the fact that the streets in Odori are suddenly pedestrianised, and the whole area feels completely different. It feels wonderful in fact, really relaxing and open, and it makes you actually look at the trees. Odori has some really nice trees y'know.