Hey all, hope your summer is going well.  Just wanted to let you know that there is going to be an awesome Japanese Fall Festival (AKI MATSURI) on Saturday the 12th (10am-6pm) and Sunday (11am-5pm) at Bellevue (community) College.
It’s basically a fun family-friendly occasion, with food (not free), traditional music, some fun Jgames, Jpeople, arts seminars, etc.  The last time I went there was Taiko drumming, koto (J string instrument), a small exhibit with Jhistory on Bainbridge Island and stuff about the internment, artist alley with quite exquisite traditional crafts, a food court area, kiddy games, origami, some martial arts demonstrations, bonsai, and that fun game where you try to fish out balloons in water with a hook (ha!).  I had a blast, and you should try this out too.  Just to let you know, some things require preregistration, but I think(not 100% on this) the thing is generally free.
I’ll probably just cruise around with some buddies from work and the UW, but if you’re there, feel free to give me a ring and we can meet up.  …whoever you are…
#: (425) 577-1073.  (don’t spam message me.  unless you’re hot, then it’s o.k.)
I might even dress up as Saigo no Samurai (not).  Seriously though, head over there.  I’d say ~400 ppl there, with ppl constantly coming and going (you don’t have to stay the whole time, just walk around a bit).

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