Anything Goes at the 2013 Calgary Omatsuri

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.

Renshikan Karate Demonstration at the 2013 Calgary Omatsuri

Some information and a video clip of the karate demonstration at the 2013 Calgary Japanese Festival.

Calgary Omatsuri 2013 Interview with Dave Rathnow

My Calgary Omatsuri interview with Dave Rathnow sensei of Shin Ken Kai Nobara Iaido Club of Calgary. We talk about the martial art I started to learn - Iaido - and the differences between the two main styles practiced today.

Calgary Omatsuri 2013 Interview with Martial Simard

At the 2013 Calgary Japanese Festival, I interviewed Martial Simard, asking him about what it's like to learn the shakuhachi. This bamboo flute is sometimes referred to as a "Japanese Zen flute". It's got a soft-spoken timbre, much like Martial-san.

Highlights from the 2013 Calgary Omatsuri

We couldn't have asked for a better day for the third-annual Calgary Japanese Festival. I had a blast documenting the Omatsuri and interviewing the performers. Check out the first article in my 2013 Omatsuri series.