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  • Amanita
    Last night I was coming up with some things for a Japanese event. Definately Sumo 101 and the following tournament. That would be the one of the day s
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      Last night I was coming up with some things for a Japanese event.
      Definately Sumo 101 and the following tournament. That would be the
      one of the day's highlights. I was also thinking perhaps find somebody
      who would be willing to teach classes on Sumi-e or calligraphy, as
      well as somebody from the local kendo club, although I wonder if the
      marshalls would frown on that. And also, perhaps a tea ceremony would
      be good. I know the really formal ones can take a couple of hours to
      do, so perhaps a simpler ceremony that beginners could participate in.

      But then I got to thinking-what about the kids?
      At first I was thinking kid's Sumo, modified of course. But then I
      realised that perhaps even modified Sumo might be too dangerous for
      the youngsters. It *is* grappling, after all. And small children would
      get bored silly sitting through a tea ceremony or sumi-e class. Not to
      mention the messy substances.

      So for starters, I came up with a couple of activities for the kids:
      Origami- This could be something for kids and grownups alike. Maybe
      have a beginner class that kids could attend, with an advanced class
      following, for anyone who wants some more.

      Boffer kendo tournament- I've got two foam swords with the consistancy
      of thin pool noodles that would be perfect- they're even shaped like
      shinai. It would just be a matter of finding or making a few more.
      The kids could have their "combat" without worry about getting hurt,
      just having fun.

      Anyone else wish to add anything? Any more ideas for adult and kid's
      activities/classes?
    • Choronzey, Marc
      Konnichiwa all, We hold a small (less than 50 people) japanese themed event every other year in Vieux Bourg (Qc, Qc) and we ve had haiku competitions, a little
      Message 2 of 10 , Jun 2, 2003
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        Konnichiwa all,

        We hold a small (less than 50 people) japanese themed event every other year
        in Vieux Bourg (Qc, Qc) and we've had haiku competitions, a little kabuki
        show, kyudo demo, sake workshop, a class on etiquette and on japanese
        warfare....that I can remember. We are planning to hold another one soon
        enough and we are also thinking on new activities to run.... Origami is
        good, a basic chado temae (tea ceremony), a sumi-e competition, and I plan
        on running a very basic taiko workshop... if my drum is finished by that
        time, of course.... an arts & sciences competition is always apprepriate and
        I agree with the boffer kendo class for young ones. Personally, I think that
        without going in the gory details, sumi-e can indeed be fun for kids....
        just explain to them that it's instinctive line painting, put up a large-ish
        sheet of paper, black watercolour paint and let'em rip! :)

        Well, gambatte kudasai! (good luck)

        -Hozo-ji no hebikagebo Shisen.

        -Marc Choronzey
        Support SAC, BMC Montreal
        work : 514.420.7888 poste 3221
        Page : 514.414.0907
        Cell : 514.917.4764

        > -----Message d'origine-----
        > De: Amanita
        > Date: Monday, June 02, 2003 10:09 AM
        > À: sca-jml@yahoogroups.com
        > Objet: [SCA-JML] Things to do at Japanese themed event?
        >
        > Last night I was coming up with some things for a Japanese event.
        > Definately Sumo 101 and the following tournament. That would be the
        > one of the day's highlights. I was also thinking perhaps find somebody
        > who would be willing to teach classes on Sumi-e or calligraphy, as
        > well as somebody from the local kendo club, although I wonder if the
        > marshalls would frown on that. And also, perhaps a tea ceremony would
        > be good. I know the really formal ones can take a couple of hours to
        > do, so perhaps a simpler ceremony that beginners could participate in.
        >
        > But then I got to thinking-what about the kids?
        > At first I was thinking kid's Sumo, modified of course. But then I
        > realised that perhaps even modified Sumo might be too dangerous for
        > the youngsters. It *is* grappling, after all. And small children would
        > get bored silly sitting through a tea ceremony or sumi-e class. Not to
        > mention the messy substances.
        >
        > So for starters, I came up with a couple of activities for the kids:
        > Origami- This could be something for kids and grownups alike. Maybe
        > have a beginner class that kids could attend, with an advanced class
        > following, for anyone who wants some more.
        >
        > Boffer kendo tournament- I've got two foam swords with the consistancy
        > of thin pool noodles that would be perfect- they're even shaped like
        > shinai. It would just be a matter of finding or making a few more.
        > The kids could have their "combat" without worry about getting hurt,
        > just having fun.
        >
        > Anyone else wish to add anything? Any more ideas for adult and kid's
        > activities/classes?
        >
        >
        >
        >
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      • ELAINE KOOGLER
        We ve done a couple of Japanese/Oriental themed events, and have done some things that might be fun for both children and adults: 1. Silk dyeing: Tie dyeing
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          We've done a couple of Japanese/Oriental themed events, and have done
          some things that might be fun for both children and adults:

          1. Silk dyeing: Tie dyeing (shibori) is period. So what we did was
          to do a modified kind of tie dyeing as I saw it done at the Textile
          Museum here in DC. You give each person (the adults were so interested
          that they almost took stuff away from the children!) a square of
          inexpensive silk (Ruppert, Gibbon & Spider are very helpful here...as
          would Dharma Trading). Have a collection of items (marbles, match
          sticks, binder clips, string, rubber bands, smooth, small rocks, etc)
          for folks to use to create various designs. The dye we used was Kool
          Aid...turns out that, as silk is an animal fiber, koolaid will dye it!
          So we made up buckets of koolaid in various colors, along with a couple
          of buckets of clear water for rinsing. We also provided drying racks
          for the silk to hang on to dry. Everyone had a wonderful time!

          2. Kite making/flying: We provide materials for folks to build/paint
          kites...again a very popular pastime. We also taught a short class on
          the subject.

          Hope these ideas help....

          Kiri



          ----- Original Message -----
          From: Amanita <rjb@...>
          Date: Monday, June 2, 2003 10:09 am
          Subject: [SCA-JML] Things to do at Japanese themed event?

          > <span><p><span><p>
          >
          >
          > <tt>
          > Last night I was coming up with some things for a Japanese event.
          >
          > Definately Sumo 101 and the following tournament. That would be
          > the
          >
          > one of the day's highlights. I was also thinking perhaps find
          > somebody
          >
          > who would be willing to teach classes on Sumi-e or calligraphy, as
          >
          > well as somebody from the local kendo club, although I wonder if
          > the
          >
          > marshalls would frown on that. And also, perhaps a tea ceremony
          > would
          >
          > be good. I know the really formal ones can take a couple of hours
          > to
          >
          > do, so perhaps a simpler ceremony that beginners could participate in.
          >
          >
          >
          > But then I got to thinking-what about the kids?
          >
          > At first I was thinking kid's Sumo, modified of course. But then I
          >
          > realised that perhaps even modified Sumo might be too dangerous
          > for
          >
          > the youngsters. It *is* grappling, after all. And small children
          > would
          >
          > get bored silly sitting through a tea ceremony or sumi-e class.
          > Not to
          >
          > mention the messy substances.
          >
          >
          >
          > So for starters, I came up with a couple of activities for the kids:
          >
          > Origami- This could be something for kids and grownups alike.
          > Maybe
          >
          > have a beginner class that kids could attend, with an advanced
          > class
          >
          > following, for anyone who wants some more.
          >
          >
          >
          > Boffer kendo tournament- I've got two foam swords with the
          > consistancy
          >
          > of thin pool noodles that would be perfect- they're even shaped
          > like
          >
          > shinai. It would just be a matter of finding or making a few more.
          >
          > The kids could have their "combat" without worry about
          > getting hurt,
          >
          > just having fun.
          >
          >
          >
          > Anyone else wish to add anything? Any more ideas for adult and
          > kid's
          >
          > activities/classes?
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > </tt>
          >
          >
          >
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        • ELAINE KOOGLER
          Oh, that reminds me...we also had a poetry competition. I found one called Zig Zag Waters in one of the books I have. Turns out that it s a 12th century
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            Oh, that reminds me...we also had a poetry competition. I found one
            called Zig Zag Waters in one of the books I have. Turns out that it's
            a 12th century competition (thought that was 'way cool!!). The
            participants would stand on either side of a stream. There would be a
            sake jug and cup placed in a small boat which would be floated across
            the stream from person to person. Each person would add a line to the
            poem that was being created...the person running the competition would
            supply the opening line...and take a drink of sake. Once finished,
            they would place the jug and cup back in the boat and float it across
            the stream to the next person.

            We've never been fortunately enough to have a stream running through
            our site, but we've done the same idea, simply having folks pass the
            sake back and forthe between two lines.

            Works great...we have someone take down all of the lines, which we
            subsequently publish on our web site and our newsletter. The winner is
            the person who, in the opinion of the judges, adds the best line.

            Great fun!!!

            Kiri



            ----- Original Message -----
            From: "Choronzey, Marc" <mchoronz@...>
            Date: Monday, June 2, 2003 10:28 am
            Subject: RE: [SCA-JML] Things to do at Japanese themed event?

            > <span><p><span><p>
            >
            >
            > <tt>
            > Konnichiwa all,
            >
            >
            >
            > We hold a small (less than 50 people) japanese themed event every
            > other year
            >
            > in Vieux Bourg (Qc, Qc) and we've had haiku competitions, a little
            > kabuki
            > show, kyudo demo, sake workshop, a class on etiquette and on japanese
            >
            > warfare....that I can remember. We are planning to hold another
            > one soon
            >
            > enough and we are also thinking on new activities to run....
            > Origami is
            >
            > good, a basic chado temae (tea ceremony), a sumi-e competition,
            > and I plan
            >
            > on running a very basic taiko workshop... if my drum is finished
            > by that
            >
            > time, of course.... an arts & sciences competition is always
            > apprepriate and
            >
            > I agree with the boffer kendo class for young ones. Personally, I
            > think that
            >
            > without going in the gory details, sumi-e can indeed be fun for
            > kids....
            > just explain to them that it's instinctive line painting, put up a
            > large-ish
            >
            > sheet of paper, black watercolour paint and let'em rip! :)
            >
            >
            >
            > Well, gambatte kudasai! (good luck)
            >
            >
            >
            > -Hozo-ji no hebikagebo Shisen.
            >
            >
            >
            > -Marc Choronzey
            >
            > Support SAC, BMC Montreal
            >
            > work : 514.420.7888 poste 3221
            >
            > Page : 514.414.0907
            >
            > Cell : 514.917.4764
            >
            >
            >
            > > -----Message d'origine-----
            >
            > > De: Amanita
            >
            > > Date: Monday, June 02, 2003 10:09 AM
            >
            > > À: sca-jml@yahoogroups.com
            >
            > > Objet: [SCA-JML] Things to do at Japanese themed event?
            >
            > >
            >
            > > Last night I was coming up with some things for a Japanese event.
            >
            > > Definately Sumo 101 and the following tournament. That would
            > be the
            >
            > > one of the day's highlights. I was also thinking perhaps find
            > somebody
            >
            > > who would be willing to teach classes on Sumi-e or
            > calligraphy, as
            >
            > > well as somebody from the local kendo club, although I wonder
            > if the
            >
            > > marshalls would frown on that. And also, perhaps a tea
            > ceremony would
            >
            > > be good. I know the really formal ones can take a couple of
            > hours to
            >
            > > do, so perhaps a simpler ceremony that beginners could
            > participate in.
            >
            > >
            >
            > > But then I got to thinking-what about the kids?
            >
            > > At first I was thinking kid's Sumo, modified of course. But
            > then I
            >
            > > realised that perhaps even modified Sumo might be too
            > dangerous for
            >
            > > the youngsters. It *is* grappling, after all. And small
            > children would
            >
            > > get bored silly sitting through a tea ceremony or sumi-e
            > class. Not to
            >
            > > mention the messy substances.
            >
            > >
            >
            > > So for starters, I came up with a couple of activities for
            > the kids:
            >
            > > Origami- This could be something for kids and grownups alike.
            > Maybe
            >
            > > have a beginner class that kids could attend, with an
            > advanced class
            >
            > > following, for anyone who wants some more.
            >
            > >
            >
            > > Boffer kendo tournament- I've got two foam swords with the
            > consistancy
            >
            > > of thin pool noodles that would be perfect- they're even
            > shaped like
            >
            > > shinai. It would just be a matter of finding or making a few
            > more.
            > > The kids could have their "combat" without worry
            > about getting hurt,
            >
            > > just having fun.
            >
            > >
            >
            > > Anyone else wish to add anything? Any more ideas for adult
            > and kid's
            >
            > > activities/classes?
            >
            > >
            >
            > >
            >
            > >
            >
            > >
            >
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          • Choronzey, Marc
            They do that in the novel Taiko as well.... it does sound like great fun. :) -Shisen. -Marc Choronzey Support SAC, BMC Montreal work : 514.420.7888 poste 3221
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              They do that in the novel Taiko as well.... it does sound like great fun. :)

              -Shisen.

              -Marc Choronzey
              Support SAC, BMC Montreal
              work : 514.420.7888 poste 3221
              Page : 514.414.0907
              Cell : 514.917.4764

              > -----Message d'origine-----
              > De: ELAINE KOOGLER
              > Date: Monday, June 02, 2003 12:20 PM
              > À: sca-jml@yahoogroups.com
              > Objet: Re: RE: [SCA-JML] Things to do at Japanese themed event?
              >
              > Oh, that reminds me...we also had a poetry competition. I found one
              > called Zig Zag Waters in one of the books I have. Turns out that it's
              > a 12th century competition (thought that was 'way cool!!). The
              > participants would stand on either side of a stream. There would be a
              > sake jug and cup placed in a small boat which would be floated across
              > the stream from person to person. Each person would add a line to the
              > poem that was being created...the person running the competition would
              > supply the opening line...and take a drink of sake. Once finished,
              > they would place the jug and cup back in the boat and float it across
              > the stream to the next person.
              >
              > We've never been fortunately enough to have a stream running through
              > our site, but we've done the same idea, simply having folks pass the
              > sake back and forthe between two lines.
              >
              > Works great...we have someone take down all of the lines, which we
              > subsequently publish on our web site and our newsletter. The winner is
              > the person who, in the opinion of the judges, adds the best line.
              >
              > Great fun!!!
              >
              > Kiri
              >
              >
              >
              > ----- Original Message -----
              > From: "Choronzey, Marc" <mchoronz@...>
              > Date: Monday, June 2, 2003 10:28 am
              > Subject: RE: [SCA-JML] Things to do at Japanese themed event?
              >
              > > <span><p><span><p>
              > >
              > >
              > > <tt>
              > > Konnichiwa all,
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > We hold a small (less than 50 people) japanese themed event every
              > > other year
              > >
              > > in Vieux Bourg (Qc, Qc) and we've had haiku competitions, a little
              > > kabuki
              > > show, kyudo demo, sake workshop, a class on etiquette and on japanese
              > >
              > > warfare....that I can remember. We are planning to hold another
              > > one soon
              > >
              > > enough and we are also thinking on new activities to run....
              > > Origami is
              > >
              > > good, a basic chado temae (tea ceremony), a sumi-e competition,
              > > and I plan
              > >
              > > on running a very basic taiko workshop... if my drum is finished
              > > by that
              > >
              > > time, of course.... an arts & sciences competition is always
              > > apprepriate and
              > >
              > > I agree with the boffer kendo class for young ones. Personally, I
              > > think that
              > >
              > > without going in the gory details, sumi-e can indeed be fun for
              > > kids....
              > > just explain to them that it's instinctive line painting, put up a
              > > large-ish
              > >
              > > sheet of paper, black watercolour paint and let'em rip! :)
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > Well, gambatte kudasai! (good luck)
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > -Hozo-ji no hebikagebo Shisen.
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > -Marc Choronzey
              > >
              > > Support SAC, BMC Montreal
              > >
              > > work : 514.420.7888 poste 3221
              > >
              > > Page : 514.414.0907
              > >
              > > Cell : 514.917.4764
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > > -----Message d'origine-----
              > >
              > > > De: Amanita
              > >
              > > > Date: Monday, June 02, 2003 10:09 AM
              > >
              > > > À: sca-jml@yahoogroups.com
              > >
              > > > Objet: [SCA-JML] Things to do at Japanese themed event?
              > >
              > > >
              > >
              > > > Last night I was coming up with some things for a Japanese event.
              > >
              > > > Definately Sumo 101 and the following tournament. That would
              > > be the
              > >
              > > > one of the day's highlights. I was also thinking perhaps find
              > > somebody
              > >
              > > > who would be willing to teach classes on Sumi-e or
              > > calligraphy, as
              > >
              > > > well as somebody from the local kendo club, although I wonder
              > > if the
              > >
              > > > marshalls would frown on that. And also, perhaps a tea
              > > ceremony would
              > >
              > > > be good. I know the really formal ones can take a couple of
              > > hours to
              > >
              > > > do, so perhaps a simpler ceremony that beginners could
              > > participate in.
              > >
              > > >
              > >
              > > > But then I got to thinking-what about the kids?
              > >
              > > > At first I was thinking kid's Sumo, modified of course. But
              > > then I
              > >
              > > > realised that perhaps even modified Sumo might be too
              > > dangerous for
              > >
              > > > the youngsters. It *is* grappling, after all. And small
              > > children would
              > >
              > > > get bored silly sitting through a tea ceremony or sumi-e
              > > class. Not to
              > >
              > > > mention the messy substances.
              > >
              > > >
              > >
              > > > So for starters, I came up with a couple of activities for
              > > the kids:
              > >
              > > > Origami- This could be something for kids and grownups alike.
              > > Maybe
              > >
              > > > have a beginner class that kids could attend, with an
              > > advanced class
              > >
              > > > following, for anyone who wants some more.
              > >
              > > >
              > >
              > > > Boffer kendo tournament- I've got two foam swords with the
              > > consistancy
              > >
              > > > of thin pool noodles that would be perfect- they're even
              > > shaped like
              > >
              > > > shinai. It would just be a matter of finding or making a few
              > > more.
              > > > The kids could have their "combat" without worry
              > > about getting hurt,
              > >
              > > > just having fun.
              > >
              > > >
              > >
              > > > Anyone else wish to add anything? Any more ideas for adult
              > > and kid's
              > >
              > > > activities/classes?
              > >
              > > >
              > >
              > > >
              > >
              > > >
              > >
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            • lord_aharon_of_talkon
              I ve run three japanese tourney s and 1 asian themed event, so here is a short list for you! There is a book called How things Work: Japan I believe, which
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                I've run three japanese tourney's and 1 asian themed event, so here
                is a short list for you!

                There is a book called "How things Work: Japan" I believe, which is
                for kids. It's a GREAT book (I can't seem to find my copy
                anywhere...ARG!) that shows how to make kites, carp flyers, sushi,
                musical instruments, period hats, No masks, haiku, paper
                screens...just everything under the sun! I strongly recommend
                springing the $10 for it. There is also a newer japanese book, which
                again, I can't find (I just reorganized my books too...wah!) that I
                believe its called something like Seasonal Crafts from Japan, and
                that goes season by season with the festivals, with crafty things to
                make.

                Other things we've done:

                Make a Zen Garden with your surroundings (like a scavenger hunt of
                sorts).
                Make small zen gardens (bring shoe boxes, sand little rocks and you
                got it!)
                Potato woodblock prints (making stamps from potato or you can use
                poured plaster or turnips, or carrots, or lineolium)
                Make temari balls (sorry for the poor spelling)
                Chopstick Dexerity Contests (pick up alphabet soup noodles and spell
                words, pick up lentils, bee-bees, etc)
                Kumihimo Classes (there is a great book on how to available on
                Amazon. Here in Caid there are a number of people who teach classes
                on it)
                Rice Sclputure (this is a lot of fun but it gets SUPER messy...the
                rice has to be sticky and you bring extra veggies for color
                variations, etc)
                Fan Painting
                Haiku contests (and you could give the winners to your local
                newsletter if you get approvals from the writers...chroniclers
                appreciate this stuff usually)
                Paper Mache masks
                Noh Plays (one group did Beauty & the Beast, only like a japanese
                play)

                I know this may sound a little bad, but the moment we started
                allowing rapier into the tourney, we got more people showing up. Our
                marshall had a number of very fun scenarios that revolved around
                fighting in tea houses, against ninja, in bath houses (one the rapier
                people had to hold a towel around their waist as they fought), and
                just tons of other things. I think opening up an event to the rapier
                crowd is a good idea, especially here when Japanese stuff isn't as
                popular as it used to be.

                Also, 20 years ago, Altavia had a camping japanese event where they
                set up this scavanger hunt for the fighters. A quest of sorts, where
                they had to battle against different warriors and evil spirits. Its
                a VERY LONG scenario which took the gentleman 30 minutes to properly
                explain it to me, so I apologize for not sharing. Basically, if you
                can set up "quests" and maybe do a map (which he had) it would be
                very fun...and doing one for kids would be a hoot too. Lots of work
                tho.

                The past events we also had our Iron Chef competition. Those were a
                lot of fun and pretty decent fundraiser.

                Check out the pictures on our web: http://www.sca-
                caid.org/altavia/photos/index.html

                Good luck!

                --Mercy (still in name transition)
              • sean ibanez
                If I recall correctly, this is now called tanka no rengai. It used to be more formal and was waka no rengai. Inthese forms the various writers would take
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                  If I recall correctly, this is now called tanka no rengai. It used to be more formal and was waka no rengai. Inthese forms the various writers would take turns writing various stanzas in 575 77 format--the first writer would write 575, the next the 77, and on, though there may have been a different arrangement. That's all I remember reading however.
                  Irobe Saburo Yoriie

                  "Choronzey, Marc" <mchoronz@...> wrote:
                  They do that in the novel Taiko as well.... it does sound like great fun. :)

                  -Shisen.

                  -Marc Choronzey
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                  > -----Message d'origine-----
                  > De: ELAINE KOOGLER
                  > Date: Monday, June 02, 2003 12:20 PM
                  > �: sca-jml@yahoogroups.com
                  > Objet: Re: RE: [SCA-JML] Things to do at Japanese themed event?
                  >
                  > Oh, that reminds me...we also had a poetry competition. I found one
                  > called Zig Zag Waters in one of the books I have. Turns out that it's
                  > a 12th century competition (thought that was 'way cool!!). The
                  > participants would stand on either side of a stream. There would be a
                  > sake jug and cup placed in a small boat which would be floated across
                  > the stream from person to person. Each person would add a line to the
                  > poem that was being created...the person running the competition would
                  > supply the opening line...and take a drink of sake. Once finished,
                  > they would place the jug and cup back in the boat and float it across
                  > the stream to the next person.
                  >
                  > We've never been fortunately enough to have a stream running through
                  > our site, but we've done the same idea, simply having folks pass the
                  > sake back and forthe between two lines.
                  >
                  > Works great...we have someone take down all of the lines, which we
                  > subsequently publish on our web site and our newsletter. The winner is
                  > the person who, in the opinion of the judges, adds the best line.
                  >
                  > Great fun!!!
                  >
                  > Kiri
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > ----- Original Message -----
                  > From: "Choronzey, Marc" <mchoronz@...>
                  > Date: Monday, June 2, 2003 10:28 am
                  > Subject: RE: [SCA-JML] Things to do at Japanese themed event?
                  >
                  > > <span><p><span><p>
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > <tt>
                  > > Konnichiwa all,
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > We hold a small (less than 50 people) japanese themed event every
                  > > other year
                  > >
                  > > in Vieux Bourg (Qc, Qc) and we've had haiku competitions, a little
                  > > kabuki
                  > > show, kyudo demo, sake workshop, a class on etiquette and on japanese
                  > >
                  > > warfare....that I can remember. We are planning to hold another
                  > > one soon
                  > >
                  > > enough and we are also thinking on new activities to run....
                  > > Origami is
                  > >
                  > > good, a basic chado temae (tea ceremony), a sumi-e competition,
                  > > and I plan
                  > >
                  > > on running a very basic taiko workshop... if my drum is finished
                  > > by that
                  > >
                  > > time, of course.... an arts & sciences competition is always
                  > > apprepriate and
                  > >
                  > > I agree with the boffer kendo class for young ones. Personally, I
                  > > think that
                  > >
                  > > without going in the gory details, sumi-e can indeed be fun for
                  > > kids....
                  > > just explain to them that it's instinctive line painting, put up a
                  > > large-ish
                  > >
                  > > sheet of paper, black watercolour paint and let'em rip! :)
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > Well, gambatte kudasai! (good luck)
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > -Hozo-ji no hebikagebo Shisen.
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > -Marc Choronzey
                  > >
                  > > Support SAC, BMC Montreal
                  > >
                  > > work : 514.420.7888 poste 3221
                  > >
                  > > Page : 514.414.0907
                  > >
                  > > Cell : 514.917.4764
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > > -----Message d'origine-----
                  > >
                  > > > De: Amanita
                  > >
                  > > > Date: Monday, June 02, 2003 10:09 AM
                  > >
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                  > > > Objet: [SCA-JML] Things to do at Japanese themed event?
                  > >
                  > > >
                  > >
                  > > > Last night I was coming up with some things for a Japanese event.
                  > >
                  > > > Definately Sumo 101 and the following tournament. That would
                  > > be the
                  > >
                  > > > one of the day's highlights. I was also thinking perhaps find
                  > > somebody
                  > >
                  > > > who would be willing to teach classes on Sumi-e or
                  > > calligraphy, as
                  > >
                  > > > well as somebody from the local kendo club, although I wonder
                  > > if the
                  > >
                  > > > marshalls would frown on that. And also, perhaps a tea
                  > > ceremony would
                  > >
                  > > > be good. I know the really formal ones can take a couple of
                  > > hours to
                  > >
                  > > > do, so perhaps a simpler ceremony that beginners could
                  > > participate in.
                  > >
                  > > >
                  > >
                  > > > But then I got to thinking-what about the kids?
                  > >
                  > > > At first I was thinking kid's Sumo, modified of course. But
                  > > then I
                  > >
                  > > > realised that perhaps even modified Sumo might be too
                  > > dangerous for
                  > >
                  > > > the youngsters. It *is* grappling, after all. And small
                  > > children would
                  > >
                  > > > get bored silly sitting through a tea ceremony or sumi-e
                  > > class. Not to
                  > >
                  > > > mention the messy substances.
                  > >
                  > > >
                  > >
                  > > > So for starters, I came up with a couple of activities for
                  > > the kids:
                  > >
                  > > > Origami- This could be something for kids and grownups alike.
                  > > Maybe
                  > >
                  > > > have a beginner class that kids could attend, with an
                  > > advanced class
                  > >
                  > > > following, for anyone who wants some more.
                  > >
                  > > >
                  > >
                  > > > Boffer kendo tournament- I've got two foam swords with the
                  > > consistancy
                  > >
                  > > > of thin pool noodles that would be perfect- they're even
                  > > shaped like
                  > >
                  > > > shinai. It would just be a matter of finding or making a few
                  > > more.
                  > > > The kids could have their "combat" without worry
                  > > about getting hurt,
                  > >
                  > > > just having fun.
                  > >
                  > > >
                  > >
                  > > > Anyone else wish to add anything? Any more ideas for adult
                  > > and kid's
                  > >
                  > > > activities/classes?
                  > >
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                  > >
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                  > >
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                • Ii Saburou
                  ... I seem to recall that you can sometimes start with the end of the poem (the 77) in some instances. I m not sure if this was for the game, or just as a
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                    On Fri, 6 Jun 2003, sean ibanez wrote:

                    > If I recall correctly, this is now called tanka no rengai. It used to
                    > be more formal and was waka no rengai. Inthese forms the various
                    > writers would take turns writing various stanzas in 575 77 format--the
                    > first writer would write 575, the next the 77, and on, though there may
                    > have been a different arrangement. That's all I remember reading
                    > however. Irobe Saburo Yoriie

                    I seem to recall that you can sometimes start with the end of the poem
                    (the 77) in some instances. I'm not sure if this was for the game, or
                    just as a general poetic 'challenge' of sorts, though.

                    -Ii
                  • sean ibanez
                    That would indeed be a challenge. ... I seem to recall that you can sometimes start with the end of the poem (the 77) in some instances. I m not sure if this
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                      That would indeed be a challenge.

                      Ii Saburou <logan@...> wrote:On Fri, 6 Jun 2003, sean ibanez wrote:

                      > If I recall correctly, this is now called tanka no rengai. It used to
                      > be more formal and was waka no rengai. Inthese forms the various
                      > writers would take turns writing various stanzas in 575 77 format--the
                      > first writer would write 575, the next the 77, and on, though there may
                      > have been a different arrangement. That's all I remember reading
                      > however. Irobe Saburo Yoriie

                      I seem to recall that you can sometimes start with the end of the poem
                      (the 77) in some instances. I'm not sure if this was for the game, or
                      just as a general poetic 'challenge' of sorts, though.

                      -Ii


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                    • Solveig
                      Noble Cousins! Greetings from Solveig! This sort of poetry party activity was pretty popular during the Muromachi period and if kyougen about them give any
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                        Noble Cousins!

                        Greetings from Solveig! This sort of poetry party activity was pretty popular
                        during the Muromachi period and if kyougen about them give any idea, they
                        were not necessarily all that super serious.
                        --

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