What: Matsuri Festival of Japan - 36th Anniversary, photo shoot.
When: Saturday, 22 February, departure time is planned for 9:15 am with arrival back in SCG at about 3:30 pm
Where: Steele Indian School Park, 300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, access off Indian School between Central Ave. & 7th St., Phoenix.
Who: On a first come/first served basis group size limited to 24 Club Members.
Photo Shoot Leader: Richard Coles
Itinerary: Upon arrival photographers will be on their own to enjoy a Japanese cultural experience and exceptional photographic opportunity including non-stop entertainment on multiple stages with dance, music, costume displays, Japanese exhibits, and a host of Japanese food, sweets and spirit vendors. Photographers will return to their vehicles at agreed upon times to return to SCG.
The theme of this year’s Festival is Samurai.
The samurai (or bushi) were the warriors of pre-modern Japan. They later made up the ruling military class that eventually became the highest-ranking social caste of the Edo Period (1603-1867). Samurai employed a variety of weapons such as bows and arrows, spears and guns, but their main weapon and symbol was the sword.
Samurai lead their lives according to the ethic code of bushido ("the way of the warrior"). Strongly Confucian in nature, bushido emphasized concepts such as loyalty to one's master, self-discipline and respectful, ethical behavior. Many samurai were also drawn to the teachings and practices of Zen Buddhism.
Visit the Matsuri Festival website for more details.
Car Pools & Costs: We will meet in the parking lot outside of Angela's at 9:00 am to form car pools and depart at 9:15 am. Use the parking lot on the south side of Remington drive farthest from the restaurant. Passengers will share fuel expenses; estimated fuel cost for the round trip is $3.00 per person.
Entrance is Free with parking available onsite
On Site Japanese Food & Sake Garden Vendors = $ as you wish
Registration Deadline: Thursday, 20 February, 2020 and please indicate if you are willing to drive. We will draw from the waiting list if there are cancellations.
Additional details will follow for those signing up.
Note: This shoot is dependent upon good weather and may be cancelled if inclement weather is forecast or if there is insufficient interest.