The night air was cool and relaxing. There were to many people packed into the street that you couldn't feel the cool unless you found one of the small places where you could actually be alone. But why would you want to be alone during a festival? That was silly. The bright lanterns and cheery stall workers drew everyone in like moths to a flame. The air was filled with laughter and joy. Everyone was dressed in kimono's and yukatas. Many children wore masks carved out of soft wood. It was really a wondrous sight. But, that wasn't the reason that Anna was here. Mostly, that was for the free drinks that the bar she was in was serving. She sat at the bar, of course, with a large bottle of rice wine in front of her. It was already 1/3 of the way gone. The young woman was dressed in an off-white kimono, and her hair was tied up in one large bun on the back of her head. She was quiet, just listening to the crowed as it passed by the open door.