Recently, one of my sensei sent some kanzashi to our dojo, for all the female iaidoka. These handcrafted Japanese hair ornaments were a great reward after an energetic evening of training at Ka Muso Kai.
A look at Furoshiki, Japanese wrapping cloth. An eco-friendly way to carry stuff and wrap presents.
Some of you asked for it and the ChibiSamuai delivers. Here's my blooper reel of the Calgary Japanese Festival.
The final performance at the Calgary Japanese Festival was by the band Anything Goes. The group plays rock, pop and indie. I had a chance to chat with them after the Calgary Japanese Festival.
I catch up with Pat-san before the Minyo Dancers of Lethbridge take to the stage at the Calgary Japanese Festival.
The koto is a large stringed instrument from Japan (via China). Learn more about the koto in the clip and my interview with Mizue Asai-Kaufmann and Kaori Akiyama at the Calgary Japanese Festival.
Clips from the Midnight Taiko Drummers' performance at the Calgary Omatsuri as well as my interview with them. Pity the camera didn't catch the part when Jenny-san steals the mic and doesn't let go until several minutes after the interview was complete.