22234Fwd: Cherry Blossom Viewing, Anchorage, AK 4/21/07
- Mar 3, 2007Crossposted from SCA-West.
Saionji no Hanae
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Herein follows the event copy for Cherry Blossom Viewing
April 21, 2007 Location: Jewel Lake Parrish 3833
Strawberry, Anchorage, Alaska
The arrival of cherry blossoms signals the end of chilly winter and
the most anticipated season change. We find our imaginations still
intact and undampened. Warriors of the Kamakura Period (late 12th -
14th c.) always considered cherry blossoms the symbol of a life lived
fully, no matter how short. So do we at this time of rejoicing and
reflection, gather with family and friends to appreciate the passing
and coming of seasons. Spread your blanket picnic style and share in
revelry, food, fighting (both heavy and rapier), singing, dancing and
do as much as we can outdoors.
Competitions include; the traditional Heavy Japanese weapons tourney,
a rapier prize tourney
Poetry - Haiku or any other form of Oriental - theme is Renewal
The traditional Oriental Garb contest - male and female, extra points
Oriental dish, extra points for documentation
Other activities to include kite making for kids and origami and what
else we can fit into the day. Also THL Bianca has graciously consented
to teach another of her Oriental bookbinding classes.
Feast is potluck with a meat being furnished. Please bring a dish for
8 or more according to the first letter of your modern last name. A
through F: Desserts. G-through l: Sides M through R: Pasta/Rice.
S through Z: Breads/spreads and cheese.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a DRY site.
Site opens: 11 am and Closes: 9 pm.
Site fee: Adults: $5; Children 12 to 4; $2 and children 3 and
For further information please contact the autocrat: Elspeth
Bouchannane (mka: Jacki Frederick) Phone: 907-337-0389; E-mail:
Mailing address: 331 Melody Place, Apt ^ Anchorage, Alaska 99504
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