Friday, March 29, 2013

Nipponbashi Street Festa - 日本橋ストリートフェスタ 2013

The Nipponbashi Street Festa is a great cosplay gathering that is held in Osaka's Denden town, a place once know for electronics but now more so for anime, gaming, and maid cafes. 
There were hundreds of people dressed in costume and many many more with cameras.

It was a bit like this:

And a bit like this (there's a creeper![maybe more than one]):

Good costumes get a lot of attention!

However, in spite of the crowds it's possible to get portraits of the people in costumes:

Impressive hair!

Doc Brown was there, with a real DeLorean. 2 years too early. 

 This costume gathered quite a bit of attention.

Silent Hill Nurse  

Cyberpunk Lolita fashion

Zach as Dwalin 
Facing down the horde.

Harley Quinn and Joker 

The ever popular Hatsune Miku

It's a Cannon so the icons and symbols are in Ancient Dwarvish   

Red/Black  Nikon/Cannon 

Final Fantasy character wielding his huge sword.

Kingdom Hearts 


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Not so far away

Takitanifudoumyououji - 滝谷不動明王寺

This very beautiful temple is located in the foothills of the mountain range separating Osaka-fu and Nara.

Ablution fountain detail

Flame for lighting candles. 

A monk was burning offerings at the main hall of the temple. 

 Roof Guardian

Inscriptions on the temple bell