My quest continued to a nicely timed Farmers Market, the annual Miyagi Marogoto Festival.
Free samples and lots of produce produce a festive mood. There was a weird yellow creature on stage with two recently crowned Farm Queens.
I filled out a little quiz (not really comprehending the questions nor answers, I got them all wrong) and won a sheet of stickers.
Hey, they appear to be my new friend, Emi-chan!
I bought plenty of fresh veggies and discovered some mini-pancake/quiche concoctions for brunch.
I never expected to see a malamute in attendance.
My first sign of something Halloween-related was across the street at Kotodai Koen. I'm not sure what they were shilling but I dropped a buck in a bucket and was allowed to scoop as many round wooden balls as I could manage. I have no idea what to do with them now.
Lots of milk-related products were for sale and there was a huge tent with a couple of kawaii cows within.
This is an actual cow. Alas I was too early for milking it.
Kids were allowed to jump up and down within this giant cow.
I also met a bull and his priestly pooch pal.
he (へ), no (の), he (へ), no (の), mo (も), he (へ), and ji (じ)
I was about to give up on a my pumpkin pursuit when I espied a grocer beneath the Don Quixote near my parking space. Sure enough, some nice round pumpkins for sale.
And they were only 3000 yen a pop!!!