Friday, July 20, 2007
No different than the rest of the world... people are waiting with anticipation for bookstores to open Saturday morning. Apparently there's enough demand from the foreign community and reading purists (those desiring to read literature in its original language), that the American and British editions of Harry Potter Book VII will be available in bookstores along with the Japanese.
In addition, the Soga Don no Kasyaki (そがどんの傘焼き) will be held at 7:00 PM on July 21st in Kagoshima. Apparently if you stand on the river's shore close to the station, you can witness citizens tossing huge flaming umbrellas into the water. Hence the name: Umbrella-burning Matsuri. I'll post some pictures.
Here's a good listing of events in Kagoshima.