This past weekend was the Japanfest at the Japanese Tea House in the English Garden. It is interesting to see how different cultures celebrate and how their culture gets reinterpreted.
Ikebana, Japanese foods, traditional clothing, and the manga subculture were out in full force. There were plenty people partaking in 'cosplay' complete with circle contact lenses in an array of colors, including pink and white. I prefer to see the beautiful kimonos and appreciate the more traditional aspects of the festival.