We were just walking around a random neighborhood (Koenji) and chanced upon a matsuri aka festival. Japan is peppered with various events during this time.
Before anything else, you would need to change your money for their festival money. I guess this eliminates having to account for sales per booth.
You use it to pay for food, drinks and games.
This is a very popular festival game. Fishing for balloons and balls.
And fish. There are prizes inside the fish bags.
You can also learn origami from this guy
Ooops blurry! Or sit here and have these ladies draw your portrait. Some of them are really good! Some are still learning. DrG’s theory is that these ladies are from the art school near this shotengai.
Staple festival food- yakisoba!
Hotdog on sticks, fried goodies and sweets.
It’s a fun way to spend an afternoon! Walk around and you might see one yourself!