After a fairly slow period north of the border, we have recently had three public events in the space of only a few weeks. The first was a request for a static display for a shop window during the annual Helensburgh Blossom Festival. This was then rapidly followed by a display and teaching stand at “Japan Day” organised jointly by the Scottish Japanese Society and the Edinburgh University Japanese Society. One week later we had another, slightly larger display and teaching stand at the annual fair to mark the opening of the Japanese Garden at Laurieston Castle in Edinburgh.
For both Dennis & myself this was not only our first OUSA convention but out first trip to the big apple, just our luck that we had to run into a heat wave. Walking the streets of Manhattan in 100F+ was certainly not the highpoint of my week – the real highpoint was the convention itself.
It’s going to be a busy year for conventions! Just back from the Dutch Convention in Mennorode. As usual it was a LOT of fun. Thanks have to go to Paula and Gerard for putting me up for a night and driving me to the Convention.
When I dig it out, I’ll put a photo of my display here:-
Meanwhile, here are some photos from the exhibition table and more generally of the convention.