I missed “Mochi Pounding” demonstration, but other than that I got to check out most of the events on last Saturday afternoon’s Asian American Neighborhood Festival at El Presidio Chapel hosted by The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. I assigned this event as SBIPG workshop.
Cuteness Valerie totally reminded me of one of my favorite childhood TV show, “Little House in the Prairie”.
SBIPG member John and a friend.
Togen Daiko: Japanese American Buddhist Taiko Drumming
El Presidio de Santa Barbara
SBIPG member John getting his shot
SBIPG member Simone was out and about with her family
Arigato Gozimashita Ota Sensei: Master Ota’s Aikido with Ki
My friends Geoff and his family
Bonsai Tree display from Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara
Andrew from Bonsai Club of Santa Barbra
Chinese Dragon Dance
Lovely Yukata Ladies
Japanese Tea Master Kasai (center) from SB Tea House and her proteges.
Sushi Chef Takeshi and his sons shaking things.
I danced and photographed Japanese Summer Folk Dance
Drummers of Togen Daiko
Japanese Kimono and Yukata ladies and plus one
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