Saturday, August 21, 2010

Forty-Eight Hours Before the Healthy Food & Green Festival...

It's late Friday night before Japantown's Healthy Food & Green Festival this weekend, and the entire team is still running around to tie up some loose ends.

Here's one interesting highlight of our day: our shipment of nobori (long, narrow Japanese banners commonly used in festivals and events) with the JapanTown logo just came in and we all pitched in to assemble them. For a moment there, it looked like we turned into a small flag-making factory! It was lots of fun. We got 50 nobori for our compact two-block festival, and they're super tall to ensure that people will be able to spot us for miles away. Nobori are apparently unheard of in the U.S., so we had to order them from Japan, where we found a manufacturer that made environmentally-friendly poles - quite fitting for our Healthy Food & Green Festival!

Stop by this Sunday and we'll feed you and teach you about Japanese healthy food and how to cook it. We're on Madison Avenue between 43rd and 45th Streets, near Grand Central Station. Just look for the JapanTown flags.

Putting the flags together
The poles are enviro-friendly!
Our giant noburi


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