Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Magical Starlight Parade at Universal Studios Japan

On Sunday afternoon, my family & I went to Universal Studios Japan. We had a great time!

First, we watched the Blues Brothers’ Show. What fun!
The original Blues Brothers movie (Click here for info in Japanese) is 29 years old –but it’s still great fun! It features performances by rhythm & blues greats like Cab Calloway, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, & Ray Charles, as well as a cameo [a small role acted by a famous person] by Steven Spielberg. You can rent it on DVD in Japan. You should definitely watch it. But don’t worry; you can still enjoy the Blues Brothers’ Show even if you haven’t seen the movie!
After the show, we found a piece of curb and waited for the Magical Starlight Parade. The parade started at 7:00 p.m., and it was worth the wait!
Kitty Chan, Snoopy & Elmo

Alice in Wonderland

Arabian Nights
They also had some floats based on Cinderella.
On the way back to the station, we noticed a street performer named Riki getting ready to do a show. We decided to stay and watch his performance. It was a good decision! He’s a very good juggler and a very, very funny comedian.

I stole this photo from Riki’s Homepage;
(I hope he doesn’t mind!)

I enjoyed his show so much; I recommend you make a special trip to see him. You can check his schedule at

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