We had a marvelous time at the 2019 Greater Kansas City Japan Festival in Kansas City on Saturaday. Many people attended our Shikoku pilgrimage lecture. The festival had an eclectic schedule involving performances, vendors, food, and events. There were sumo wrestling and your favorite anime characters. Click on the image for a larger view.
The sign next to the man’s head reads, “We could really use a miracle.” The homeless population in Chicago is estimated to be 80,000. The homeless population in Tokyo, Japan is around 2,670. Click on the image for a larger view.
Chicago’s best known attraction may be the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, known as “The Bean.” Created by Anish Kapoor and opened in 2006, it is a striking work, marveled by everyone that gazes on it. Click on the image for a larger view.