Day two of Namaste India turned out to be a lot drier affair than the Saturday. The event was especially crowded on the Sunday and spirits were lifted significantly by the general vibe and by the selection of great food and energetic and elegant stage performances.
The stalls selling various Indian goods were packed and looked to be doing some decent business, there were long queues for the food stalls (a very good sign), and visitors seemed to be more relaxed in general, especially those enjoying the Indian classical dance and music on the centre stage. It was great to see people finally getting the most out of the event.
I found myself a bit busy promoting and chatting to people and didn't get as much of a fill food wise as I wanted to, though I did enjoy some decent mutton curry with biryani and a bhaji at Nandhini.
So, all in all a successful event. The next big one coming up will be Diwali, which is being held in both Yokohama (15th/16th October) and Nishi-Kasai (22nd October) respectively. The JIMC crew will be going to both of these and will be enjoying the continued meteoric rise in the popularity in Indian food in Tokyo and Japan.