My town has a branch of Uwajimaya, the local Chinese market. Every year, they bring a group of Lion Dancers sometime near the Chinese New Year. Sunday was the day!
Feather and I met there. We arrived an
hour early in order to sketch the special displays. We sat at a cafe
table and both sketched this display with Lion masks. We gathered some
on lookers! A mother and son were particularly interested and had
lots of questions which we enjoyed answering.
the Lion Dancers arrived, we packed up and went outside to watch. I
brought the "good" camera.... the Canon DSLR. I put that puppy on
continuous shooting (in a film camera it was called motor drive!) and
fired away during the Lion Dance. I came home with 160 images, which
were culled heavily down to 26. I also shot video with my Nexus 5
(phone). All the photos are here.
that excitement was over, I went back into the market to sketch the
large dragon sculpture that hangs from the ceiling. He is there all