After the BBQ, there were fireworks over Shimizu Port. It was my first time to see fireworks in Japan - fireworks festivals are usually on Saturday nights, and since I work on Saturdays, it's difficult for me to catch them. I was so happy to see the ones in Shimizu!
Walking back to the station after the fireworks, we unfortunately got stuck behind a family with a toddler sporting the latest (highly annoying) Japanese trend: squeaky toy shoes:
On Monday, I went to the beach with Aya. It was a gloriously sunny day and apparently the official end of rainy season.