Microsoft – マイクロソフト連

Yes!, previous picture is about Microsoft, the word “マイクロソフト – Maikurosofuto” is written on the lanterns. Roy explained me about it, they are Microsoft employees who like to have fun and follow Japanese traditions. The photo was taken during the Awaodori festival, celebrated two weeks ago. Is not weird to see company groups joining traditional festivals, what is not so usual is to see foreign companies. Is an example of how a USA multinationals is “japanized” in order to integrate itself into the Japanese society.

awaodori microsoft 2007
Microsoft lanterns.

awaodori microsoft 2007

awaodori microsoft 2007

awaodori microsoft 2007

awaodori microsoft 2007

awaodori microsoft 2007

2 Comments
  • Kirainet.com - A geek in Japan — Awa Odori

    September 4, 2007 at 7:57 am

    […] The pictures from the previous post were taken at “Awa Odori” 阿波踊り festival at Koenji (Tokyo) two weeks ago. Is a “matsuri” original from Tokushima (Shikoku), but is also celebrated in Tokyo since the fifties. […]

  • Jamaipanese

    September 9, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    those are some great pictures