Japan Festival Boston

Japan Festival Boston
April 30, 2017 — Makotto Orri, right, holds his son’s hand while he parades the omikoshi around the Boston Common with other children led by Aimi Cho, left, as part of Japan Festival Boston in Boston, MA, Sunday afternoon.  According to Japanese folklore, gods live in these portable wooden shrine, which are then paraded through the town for good luck in the upcoming harvest.  Photo by Kyle Davi.
Japan Festival Boston
April 30, 2017 — Chad Sutherland tests the consistency of his tsukementhe broth while working for the Yume Wo Katare food stand at Japan Festival Boston on the Common in Boston, MA, Sunday afternoon.  Tsukementhe is a Japanese dish consisting of noodles that are eaten after being dipped into a separate broth, rather than having all the ingredients in one bowl like traditional ramen.  Photo by Kyle Davi.
Japan Festival Boston
April 30, 2017 — William Robertson shovels ramen noodles from Buttanchu into his mouth at Japan Festival Boston on the Common in Boston, MA, Sunday afternoon.  37 different food vendors attended the festival to help celebrate the diverse flavors of Japanese cuisine, providing food ranging from ramen, to sushi, to specialty teas.  Photo by Kyle Davi.
Japan Festival Boston
April 30, 2017 — Yoshiyuki Oji drains the frying oil from shrimp takoyaki balls as he prepares to serve them to customers at Japan Festival Boston on the Common in Boston, MA, Sunday afternoon.  Oji worked the deep fryer for Daiei Trading all day, using only two deep fryers to make making thousands of takoyaki balls.  Photo by Kyle Davi.
Japan Festival Boston
April 30, 2017 — Linda Duong holds a sign announcing the end of the line to buy takoyaki from Daiei Trading during Japan Festival Boston’s food vendors on the Common in Boston, MA, Sunday afternoon.  Customers waited on average for over an hour to buy food from most vendors throughout the day, including Daiei Trading.  Photo by Kyle Davi.
Japan Festival Boston
April 30, 2017 — Haruki Kawamura puts together the beginning wooden structure of a butsudan during a workshop for how to build the shrines at Japan Festival Boston on the Common in Boston, MA, Sunday afternoon.  Butsudan is a traditional buddhist family altar designed to call on ancestors and “hotoke-sama” (“Buddha”) in a Japanese home.  Photo by Kyle Davi.
Japan Festival Boston
April 30, 2017 — Narcissos A-ngel, left, reacts to Santheep Surendra’s guitar solo, center, alongside bassist JP Goldman as they play at Japan Festival Boston on the Common in Boston, MA, Sunday afternoon.  The musical group performs alternative/visual kei rock from the Japanese music movement of the 1980s under the name No/Hugs.  Photo by Kyle Davi.
Japan Festival Boston
April 30, 2017 — Dressed as a character from the anime Attack on Titan, cosplayer Cody Barcomb, right, gets his picture taken by John Taylor Hancock during Japan Festival Boston on the Common in Boston, MA, Sunday afternoon.  Cosplay is a popular hobby where people dress as their favorite character, usually from a Japanese manga or anime, and participate in festivals and gatherings throughout the country.  Photo by Kyle Davi.
Japan Festival Boston
April 30, 2017 — Alex Wrack attempts to protect her cosplay costume and makeup from a downpour of rain using a folding chair during Japan Festival Boston on the Common in Boston, MA, Sunday afternoon.  Despite the rain, over 50,000 people attended the event according to the organizers, making it one of the largest cultural festivals on the East Coast of the United States.  Photo by Kyle Davi.
Japan Festival Boston
April 30, 2017 — Thousands of people pack themselves among the booths and stages as part of Japan Festival Boston, which was held on the Common in Boston, MA, from 11am until 6pm on Sunday.  Over 100 vendors participated in the 6th annual festival that was created to bring an authentic Japanese festival experience to Boston according to the event’s website.  Photo by Kyle Davi.
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