Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chinese New Year in Yokohama Chinatown

This time to the year Yokohama Chinatown is full with people that it is even difficult to move around. Everybody comes to visit temples, see lion dances and to enjoy meals.

Here I added two videos with lion dances on the first day of Chinese New Year - 26th January, 2009. Dances were performed by local school children and adults. In the red envelope is some money for lion as reward. I guess how much money is there inside depends from shop to shop - the bigger shop the bigger is amount they put in envelope.

Video: lion visits shops

Yokohama China town gate
Image: Chinatown gate

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