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The Forty-Eighth Year

Cherry Blossom Festival -- Eskalya

April 12, 2014 (AS XLVIII)

Jewel Lake Parish,
Anchorage, AK

From The Page (April, 2014):

Konnichiwa, minna-san! Join us for the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Jewel Lake Parish. The site will be open from noon until eight. This year’s festivities include a Go competition, with sign-up open from noon to 2pm (instructions will be provided for those who don’t know how to play the game). There will be an exciting Rapier tourney (beginning at 2pm) followed by a thematic Broken Bridge Battle, for the heavy fighters. Afterwards, there will be... time for ‘blossom viewing’, games, and mingling. Children’s A&S will feature kite making.

Our Baroness, Elspeth, is hosting a competition for table decorating, with winners announced in the evening court after dinner. Each table will be given a couple sprigs of cherry blossoms to include in their scheme how they like.

Dinner will begin at 5pm, and we will have an onigiri potluck. Onigiri are balls of rice with filling inside of them. Each person should bring enough of something that goes with rice, such as shredded chicken or pork, for at least one to two people. You can bring more, if you like, but only a couple spoonfuls of each dish will be needed for each onigiri. Be sure to bring a card listing the ingredients of the dish. Refrigeration is available on site. White rice, gloves, and onigiri packing skills will be provided. Miso soup, mochi, and tea will also be included with the meal.

Site Information: Jewel Lake Parish, (address omitted), Anchorage, AK 99502. Take your best route to Strawberry Road. It is at the end closest to Jewel Lake.

Event Hours: Site opens at 12pm (noon) and closes at 8pm.

Site Fee: Adults: $10 Children: (ages 6-18) $5 Under 5: Free Family Cap: $40, $5 non-member surcharge applies.

Autocrats: Leonia the Mouse (contact info omitted) & Adam of Eskalya (contact info omitted)


Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.


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