Cherry Blossom Viewing

description:
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 for documentation
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 under free.

For further information please contact the autocrat: Elspeth Bouchannane (mka: Jacki Frederick) E-mail: edenwildA acsalaskaDOTnet

Location:
Jewel Lake Parrish
3833 Strawberry
Anchorage, Alaska Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)