This last weekend was another big weekend for Tomoe and her bread sales at the Nanohana Festival in Iiyama.
While Mona and I played in the flowers, Tomoe was busy selling out of her bread. Amazing taiko drummers (children form the nearby village – I have video but have not had a chance to upload it yet) And lots of kaki-kori crushed ice with colored sugar topping for Mona. The man running the sugar-ice booth was right next to Tomoe’s bread booth and was in love with Mona. With good reason too. When Mona started eating a hot dog from his booth, his hot-dog sales increased dramatically as people walking by saw her and wanted one too. In Japanese this is called “kanban musume” or “signboard girl/daughter”. I think she may have a career.
I have way to many photos from the event to post here, but many more on my flickr account for anyone interested.
Oh, and we got our first frogs of the season for Mona to torture.