I went to Nagoya to see the boy's band play at Diamond Hall. You can check them out here. Actually both of our boyfriend's are in Cutie Pi (mine plays trombone and Sarah's plays drums), we are very inscentious.
After his band, I stayed to watch The Cherry Cokes. If you can imagine, they are a Japanese 'Irish' punk band. It was a fun show and I'm definitely glad I went, since I got to see a few bands from Tokyo that I don't get to see much.
But before the show I went to the Vegetarian Festival in KYOTO. Now, if you don't know the geography of Japan, let me explain...Kyoto is north of Osaka, it's about a 30 minute train ride from my house. When the festival finished, I took the train back home. Then drove my car up to Maibara, which took about an hour and a half. Then I parked at that station and took a train to Nagoya, which also took an hour and a half. I had to drive up there and park, because the last trains out of Nagoya couldn't get me back to my station. I got back to Maibara at midnight and then drove home in a record hour. It's Monday morning, I'm at work and feeling kinda tired, especially since I'm going to do it all again...Tomorrow, one of my favorite bands, Strike Anywhere, is coming to Japan!
You can see the women in black is straightening up our zines on their table.
One of the anti-fur tables. Unfortunately, most of their pictures were from the PETA's rather go naked campaign (on the other side of the wall). Hopefully, that welfare crap won't take hold in Japan. But I'm not holding my breath. A general lack of a women's rights movement doesn't help things.
This year's festival had more tables than last year, which was good. Unfortunately, it rained the whole day, so I'm sure some people didn't come. The animal rights groups tables had even better displays this year than last year and very central positions, so hopefully many people saw what they had and took their literature. Thankfully, I didn't see anyone wearing fur, but loads of leather boots and handbags. I got a few new pins for my bag and some stickers and some anti-fur cards to hand out to people I see on the streets.