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Week 21, Day 4 - Week 21, Day 5 (April 6-11)

Petals bloom, unfurling on whispering winds, bringing the joy of life renewed across the lands. Spring has arrived in Kannagara, and with it, Konohanasakuya-hime's joy in seeing new life unfurl its delicate strength. Now is the time we in Mizusato rejoice in the goddess’ blessing, for Konohanasakuya-hime has awakened the Spring for us all to enjoy. With her gentle hands, she has brought us a time for new beginnings, so if you would embrace this chance, then join the revelry in Mizusato as the village proudly brings you the traditional Sakura Festival!

For Week 21, days 4 and 5, there will be an optional Sakura Festival in Mizusato, complete with sakura viewing areas between the beach and the village. In almost every village anywhere, this will be the high point of talk between traders and gossip in the street -- everyone will know about it because it's a good season for foreign merchants.

In the opening post for the event, it will be announced that the Elders of Mizusato have approved the construction of a ryokan for other-worlders and are looking for construction volunteers. Mizusato has decided to make their cooperation with other-worlders officially public, openly showing their support in light of the terrible incidents that occurred on the mainland in the past few weeks!

The entire city will be decked in lanterns that depict the shape of sakura blossoms; these will be found hanging outside homes and establishments, all of which will be illuminated at night. Here, traders will be visible selling their goods during the mornings, especially those from other villages dealing in cloth and jewelry. Which definitely means that it won't be an uncommon sight to find the citizens of Mizusato in their yukata and enjoying the festivities -- food stalls, games, plays situated around the square organized by children and the council, flute and drums and shamisen music! You name it, it's there!

What can your characters do?

Anything they want- threadjacking is encouraged, and so is time-paradoxing!. Sub-threads will be provided but players are encouraged to create their own scenarios. For example, under the game threads, players are encouraged to start threads with HEADERS IN CAPS saying, RING TOSS. Be creative! Remember, this is a good opportunity for CR!

Time events!

Day 4 - The opening ceremony will take place at 4 PM in the middle of the square by the head of council of Mizusato. The festivities will then begin right after his speech with a taiko drums performance.

Day 5 - The closing of the festivities will begin at 8 PM, when the fireworks will illuminate the skies of Mizusato for ten minutes over the shoreline. This will be a grand display to the point that people outside the area of Mizusato might just hear and perhaps even catch a glimpse of it if they're lucky!

Throughout the festivities, lanterns will be hung on wooden poles above the water in the shallow areas of the shoreline. Music will be played at all times and festivities can play out till midnight and start again as early as noon again! Food and games will be constant!

Enjoy the festivities, people of Mizusato and her guests!


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Apr. 7th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
[Ginko sees her coming out of the corner of his eye--luckily, she wasn't approaching on his blind side--so he's able to stop in time. He watches, amused, as the woman he only vaguely recognizes, goes wandering right past him, clearly not watching where she's going.

Well. She's going to crash right into someone if she keeps doing that. He reaches out to tap her on the shoulder as she goes past, to get her attention.]

...enjoying the festival?

[His decision to speak to her is partially a whim, partially to get her to pay attention to her surroundings, and partially because he's curious what she's doing at a festival alone. In his experience, most young ladies prefer to travel around with at least one or two friends, if not more.]
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Apr. 8th, 2011 07:31 am (UTC)
[She really hadn't been paying attention. He bites back a grin as she turns toward him, not wanting her to think he's laughing at her. Even if that's basically what he's doing.]

It's a nice one, though I haven't been to a festival in a long time.

[Making smalltalk with strangers is practically in his job description, and it's nice to do it again in a setting as normal as a festival. And face-to-face; the Hitomi's are damn useful, no question, but it's nice to speak to people in the flesh, when that was possible.]

...by the way, you might want to watch where you're going. You're going to run into someone, if you're not careful.

[Especially in a place as crowded as this one.]
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Apr. 11th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
[Now he does grin, faintly, and gives her a shallow bow in return.]

Everyone in Kannagara has been talking about nothing but this for the past few days, it feels like.


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