On August 15th, Mayor Neko was very excited. It was time for the Obon Festival!
A special WIFI Meet Up Event was organized by StreetPass Long Island to invite American players to visit the Japanese town of Wasabi, so that they could partake in the unique festivities of this Japan-exclusive holiday!
Mayor Gluxie of Jubilife City came by to find out the details of this event [in English].
Isabelle was more than happy to explain what the Obon Festival was all about!
Isabelle was handing out free gifts. There were two options that were handed out, either the Eggplant Cow or the Cucumber Horse.
She must have seen me giving her a weird look, so she explained that it’s more of a “kids thing” to play with an Eggplant Cow…
Mayor Neko opened the gates of Wasabi to visitors. At first we had a bit of a connection issue, due to so many people trying to enter the town at once!
Isabelle and Mayor Neko kept their spirits up despite the disconnection frustrations by dancing together at the Town Plaza!
Here’s a shot of the Face-Cutout Standee that was provided by Isabelle for the Obon Festival. You can see an Eggplant Cow and Cucumber Horse!
Ultimately visitors were only able to enter one at a time, to ensure we wouldn’t get more disconnects. Sorry for the confusion!
Wasabi was even visited by royalty! Even a King needs an Eggplant Cow!
Guests enjoyed posing in the Face-Cutout Standee. It was so cute!
For future Japanese events, it seems likely that the “one at a time” rule will have to be used, only to keep things a little more regulated. Everyone is just too excited and tries to enter the town at the same time, causing the internet to derp and disconnections happen continuously. We will be sure to post this as a warning for all future Japanese events. (And there are plenty of them, so if you missed this event, be sure to “like” StreetPass Long Island so you can stay informed of all ACNL JP Events!)