It was actually January 1st, but Sophie and her friend, Sophie volunteered at a New Year's festival at the end of the month. Decked out in real kimonos compliments of their Japanese instructor they helped people with a digital Taiko drumming game. Ian and I watched Taiko drumming IRL and pounded mochi. We also saw a Japanese Beatles tribute band. I mangled a Totoro origami. The Sophies bought and ate a lot of Japanese snacks. Something for everyone. It was like Katsucon in miniature but without semi-nude cosplayers....we'll have pictures of those next post.