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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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May. 11th, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
[For Alice]
[Alice, however, isn't one to wait to be noticed. Instead, she uses all of her 4'9"'s to push, shove, and kick her way right to the front of the crowd, next to the other woman.

She crosses her arms and gives the vender a smirk before stating loudly.]

Oi! Old man! I was told to come try... that stuff... so hit me with it, okay?

[Tact? Yeah no - she doesn't have it.]
(Deleted comment)
May. 12th, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
[For Alice]
Just two?

[Turning to the taller girl beside her Alice arches a brow as she asks with a touch of worry.]

Are they not that good then? I heard they were!
(Deleted comment)
May. 18th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, that.

[Waving a hand, Alice just grinned as she bounced on the balls of her feet, to better see what the vendor was doing.]

So far, I've tried three different kinds of meat on sticks and meatbuns and cakes and some weird noodles and raw fish, but those weren't so good, and um...

I know there are a few others...
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May. 18th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
[That just gets a careless shrug as she completely misses the look. She takes a moment to flick her hair over her shoulder, then gives a happy little bounce as the man holds out their orders, takes her with relish...then frowns.

She pulls out the coinpurse that they'd made her carry after nearly getting into a fight with a vendor earlier and glances over at the woman.]

Um...which of these are which? I forgot what Seaweed head had said...
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May. 19th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)

[With a bright grin, Alice flicks the coin over to the vendor, then without pause, promptly opens her mouth wide... and bites down far enough to take the entire row of mitarashi dango in her mouth.

Right before giving a happy little shuffle from foot to foot, cheeks all puffed out as she tries to chew.]

Mmm!Effs 'uud!

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May. 25th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
[It takes Alice a fair few minutes to chew the mesh of dumplings in her mouth - she hadn't expected them to be quite si chewey to begin with - so she hops out of the way a bit and impulsively grabs Rin's hand to pull her along, out of the crowd.

When she finally manages to swallow, she grins up at Rin and laughs.]

These taste kind of like this thing I tried yesterday, except there was a pink one and a green one and they had a sticky red filling.

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May. 30th, 2011 01:08 am (UTC)
[Alice grins over her shoulder as they finally clear the worst of the crowds and finally gives the woman a good once over, then pipes up.]

Hey, Hair-rings! What else is there that's good to eat? Ohhh, meat would be so good with this, don't you think?
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Jun. 5th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
[That little confession had Alice stopping up short to stare incredulously at the woman. Because what she said was just...just... incomprehensible

So here, have a wide-eyed, utterly disbelieving stare up at you.]

But...how can you not like meat, Rin-rings?

(Deleted comment)
Jun. 7th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
So then this place is better then.

[A decisive nod as her free hand reaches out to catch Rin's, tugs her off towards one of the meat-on-a-stick stands. Because while she notices the evasion, she's also used to it when it comes to people looking at her eyes directly. Few actually do.]

C'mon! You have to try this!
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Jun. 7th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
[And Rin gets an utterly dubious look over her shoulder there.]

Are you sure? I mean...without meat?


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