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Beer, Beer, Beer!

September 14, 2011

It’s the 150th anniversary of the German-Japanese friendship and what would be better to celebrate this with the most famous German beer festival: Oktoberfest!

While the Oktoberfest in Osaka naturally was much much smaller than the original the beer was just as good and a Japanese band playing and singing German songs created a little bit of Munich in the heart of Osaka. When I went there with some friends on a Monday many Japanese were already drinking and enjoying the party although typhoon No. 12 still brought some stronger wind from time to time. But this couldn’t hinder us from celebrating 😉

Although the prices were trice as expensive as they are in Munich I drank three glasses of my favorite beer. A little white sausage was served with it for free and we shared some other German food we bought. Compared to the beer food prices were almost alright, but the food wasn’t very good. They tried to serve some Curry Sausage but with normal ketchup instead of the spicy curry variant and the sausages weren’t really grilled…

But still the atmosphere was great. The band played some songs you would typically hear in a beer tent and also some more traditional folk music. The female lead singer was a bit too perfect and often sang the songs like an opera what I found quite funny. Anyways, they succeeded to create a good atmosphere and animated the visitors to dance.

By the way, some of you might wonder why the Oktoberfest is celebrated in September instead of October. This is due to the weather in Germany. While the Oktoberfest originally took place in October its start became earlier as it became more popular to enjoy the warm late summer.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 13, 2013 18:08

    this has to be one of the most amazing videos I have seen 😀 it feels good to have a bit of home far away from home doesn’t it?

    • franeymoon permalink*
      May 16, 2013 16:02

      Haha, it’s a bit strange to see Japanese in Lederhosen and Dirndl isn’t it? If anything, it makes home feel very exotic ^^

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