Monday, March 28, 2011

Disneyland Festival Japan - March 27 & 28, 1982

Twenty Nine years ago Disneyland celebrated its Festival Japan on March 27 & 28 1982. Given current events in Japan I hope this post can add a smile to an otherwise tragic situation. My thoughts and prayers are with all the fine people of Japan.

This appears to have been a super Festival, Disneyland went all out here, maybe they were in a Japan mood because Tokyo Disneyland was getting ready to open?

Possibly Tokyo Magic can translate this for us?


TokyoMagic! said...

Sorry, I can't read Japanese! And as far as speaking it, I only know some basic phrases.

I have a souvenir coin and some chopsticks from this event....oh, and a couple vintage newspaper ads. They are on my "list" of stuff to post. I had the winning bid on one of these entertainment schedules on ebay a while back, but the seller contacted me and said they had "misplaced" the item. :-(

Katella Gate said...

For starters, turn it over, it's upside down. It's Japan, not Australia.

Katella Gate said...

The first two characters (The box and the umbrella)do stand for Japan. The last character, I don't know. I hope it's not a dirty word.

Yendorb said...

The last character is matsuri. Which means festival. so it just says: Nihon Matsuri, or Japan Festival, or Festival Japan if you prefer.

Anonymous said...

I remember going to Disneyland during this event and it was fantastic. 29 years ago? Yikes! I wish that I had taken more pictures. I did shoot some Super 8mm movie film of it. I believe they also held a Latin festival back then, too, but I didn't experience that one. The recent Family Fun Days held at Disneyland was like a very small scale taste of what these events were like.