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This weekend...

We've definitely got PenWAG going on Saturday.

It's the big July Pot-luck Picnic Brunch, followed by a trunk show by Rachel D.K. Clark. The club requests a $5 donation from non-members for the meeting itself, and the trunk show is $15 (no registration cap, no membership requirement, it can be signed up for at the brunch).

San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin's Obon is also this weekend, but it's Saturday and Sunday. We've never gone before, but I've heard it's one of the iconic Japanese festivals of the west coast. gurdymonkey wants to go. We could do Saturday after Ms. Clark's trunk show, or we could go Sunday. Just need to pick a day (Sunday is tempting). I figure that rather than dealing with J-town parking, we can park at Curtner Station and right the light rail up to Japantown/Ayer.

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lisa_marli
Jul. 10th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
Useful thought on Obon. Sunday is going to be cooler.
It has always gotten good write ups as a wonderful window into Japanese culture and religion.
And Lots of Taiko and Food!
Have fun.
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ericlarson
Jul. 10th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
Obon
I used to attend the Obon regularly. I always had a great time. The dancing is wonderful. You get the range from those who have been doing it for years and are absolutely perfect to the little girls whoa are brand new at it. The kids are so cute!! "Kawaiiii!"
maurinestarkey
Jul. 10th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
Obon...

Lisa is right about Sunday. It will be the best time to go. The dancing is wonderful. I love it when crowds dance! Go early for the mochi and the beer is good too.
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