The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Packed Lunch

Last Sunday got some free tickets to the Furusato Matsuri or Home Town food festival at Tokyo Dome. (above). Now last and only time I’d been to Tokyo Dome was here, so it was a surprise to see the whole baseball field covered with stalls selling food from all over Japan. Tokyo Dome is huge and while Japanese food is wonderful and varied it is a surprise to see it filling a stadium.




















There was also a stage where many local, cultural events and attractions could be displayed like the lantern balancing of the Akita Kanto Matsuri above.

Unfortunately was with my two boys, at least until the youngest disappeared for 40 minutes, (and yes he was in trouble when I found him) so photography was limited and I also had some omiyagi duties to perform for my family which further cut down any free time I had to shoot. But it was an amazing and delicious festival that I recommend visiting next year.



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