Thursday, October 18, 2012

it's back

it's baaack until Sunday #osaka #japan It's been awhile since I have seen the rubber duck. Apparently it was back in Osaka last year, but I missed checking it out.

This year they had the rubber duck as part of a festival. Since Osaka has many rivers running through it, they wanted to showcase the rivers and had an event with many areas lit-up as well as areas along the river to picnic in the evening.

There were many food booths and food trucks too.

Besides the duck, they also had this...

HUGE kokeshi! #osaka #japan A huge kokeshi doll.

I think someone said it is 10 meters tall (about 32 feet). It was inflated but would've definitely been more impressive if it were made of wood like the kokeshi dolls are.

thanks for today #sunset #osaka #japan Too bad Satoshi couldn't meet me for dinner near the water, still, I'm glad I was able to get out and see these.

9 comments:

K said...

So fun! Those are so cute, I'm glad you got to check them out in person.

K and S said...

me too K :)

Take care.
Kat

KirkK said...

Now that's a rubber duckie!!!

K and S said...

indeed Kirk!

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

Food booths, food trucks, picnic in the evening?? Ok Kat, I find it hard to believe that you would leave without sampling some eats (even if Satoshi couldn't make it), so what kind of grinds were at the festival? This sounds like so right up my alley of fun events.

K and S said...

yeah, I had to meet someone so I couldn't stop and eat, Rowena, I was really bummed because they had tacos, some german foods and then the usually osaka fare (okonomiyaki, takoyaki).

Take care.
Kat

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

True, it's been a while I see this duckie picture! Whoa.. that's a giant kokeshi!

Rowena... said...

"...and then the usually osaka fare (okonomiyaki, takoyaki)."

Now I feel sad :-( ...maybe next time!

K and S said...

Nami, that kokeshi was huge!

I know, Rowena, maybe next time :0

Take care you two.
Kat