Here is another huge batch of photos of this awesome festival. I had planed to go to Odaiba again to the comiket after midday but It was a lot fun even just by being there taking pictures, looking how people were full of enthusiasm that I forgot about the comiket and spent the whole day there. I was running all over following the mikoshi ( portable shrines) that were parading through the streets of the neighborhood, and were water thrown from buckets and hoses by the bystanders. I didn’t get my camera wet but I saw how some photographers ended up with his cameras wet but they didn’t seem to care…

Looking at the photos reminds alot to a girl that was selling kakikori (shaved ice flavored with syrup). Ironically, I didn’t take a picture of her. Since the first time I went to buy a shaved ice she just made me smile and laugh (nervously too) as she always started giggling and blushing while I was trying to communicate or asking some stupid questions with my japanglish. It was so hot that day so I come back again to her 4 times just to buy another kakikori and see her lovely smile!! lol

Everytime I always had on my mind that I should ask her to take a picture but I just never did. I always ended up thinking to much about it that at the end I freak myself out and I just move on. The last time I saw her without thinking too much I dared to take a burst of pictures without looking at the viewfinder. I prefocused the camera and just when she was about to give me the kakikori I leave her with her hand in the air while I kept for about 2 second my finger pressed on the shutter. It was very silent there so all we can hear was a ta!ta!ta!ta!ta!! a sound like a machine gun coming out from my camera. She was just smiling and so did I, too. Unfortunately, I failed too as I didn’t get her face on the frame on any of the 10 shots or so that I took on those 2 seconds. I just then move on that though of getting a picture of her…

I think I ended up feeling more embarrassed than if I should have asked her. i don’t know why I hesitated on asking for permission, I should have just take the photo and thank her with a smile, I don’t think she would have minded at all but oh well, thats how i’m…

The good thing is that there was another girl that looked like her. with the same hair and eyelashes makeup which it was what called my attention. She was also selling the same stuff a few blocks away but she was on busy street or the main street with the festival stalls so it was easier to take pictures of her. I found out it was her sister when I ask her about it later on, well, that was logic. So even though I still regret for not asking her to take a picture, I’m happy that at least I took some candid pictures of her sister. 🙂