|Sweden Hills, Japan|
In Sweden, midsummer is celebrated on the Friday closest to the summer solstice. Near Sapporo we have a place called Sweden Hills, where everyone lives in houses built to look like Swedish houses. They are sister cities with the small town of Leksand in Sweden, and they celebrate lots of Swedish holidays etc. In Sweden Hills, midsummer is celebrated on the Sunday after the Swedish midsummer.
|Elderflower flavored water|
|Swedish food for sale|
|Swedish food (Swedish bread!) made by my friend|
|Swedish folk costume|
People were playing Swedish folk songs on traditional instruments and dancing old folk dances for children, quite like people do in Sweden at midsummer. There was also some Swedish food you could try.
|Getting married in Swedish folk costumes|