Monday, October 3, 2011

Japanese Party


Portugal-Japan Friendship celebrations in Lisbon
(The Portuguese arrived in Japan in 1543)

20 comments:

Kate said...

Really colourful photos...love the top snap of the lovely young woman. The world could use lots more Friendship celebrations.

Leif Hagen said...

Konnichiwa! Genki desuka? Fun to learn about the Japanese connection. I taught English in a Japanese high school in Gero, Japan from 1989 - 1991!
Sayonara

Sharon said...

How nice to have such a cultural celebration.

ladyfi said...

It's outrageous that banks can do what they want!

Love the pics - so full of joy and colour.

Jarart said...

She has a gorgeous smile!
Banks, how right you are.

Olivier said...

j'aime bien la premiere, un beau sourire

Jacob said...

Beautiful pictures of a fine event. I knew the Portuguese were in Japan very early. Nice to see a relationship of sorts continues.

You've got the same financial problems we do! It's amazing that the banks here continue to do business as usual with huge bonuses for the damn criminals that screwed up the world.

I was reading about home ownership in Spain this morning. What a mess! Something needs to be done in Europe and in the U.S. But I'm afraid there is so much money involved and so much corruption that it will be difficult, at best!

Jacob said...

I signed the petition. What the heck, we're in the same boat and there was a place to put in the U.S.

joo said...

Superb post, so colourful, and this young lady in the first photo looks so lovely:)

VP said...

Very interesting post and wonderful pictures!

RedPat said...

Love that first shot!

Art said...

Fantastic images and great colors!
Have a great week!

Cildemer said...

Gosto muito da primeira! Linda captura da expressão da moça!

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BIZZZZZZZ e feliz semana****

Ps: Isso de ajudar os bancos é uma vergonha! Vou là assinar já.

Halcyon said...

Cute shots of the Japanese girl. I feel bad for all those who are affected by the European financial troubles. :( Hope things get better.

Andrew said...

Lovely images ...so colourful.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotos...Espectacular....
Completamente de acordo com petição....
Um abraço

brattcat said...

That top shot is so warm and joyful. But your outrage in the statement about the bailout is palpable...justifiably so. We are watching each other, the U.S. and the E.U., going through such terrible birth pangs. I do hope something new, something more decent is the result in the end, but I have serious doubts.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The costumes are a rather odd mix of old and new aren't they.

Small City Scenes said...

Nice to have a country friendly celebration.

Your Greece comment--well done. MB

Dina said...

Nice pictures that make me want to be there.
The Portuguese arrived in Japan in 1543?? What took you so long? Just kidding. That's amazing.