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« on: February 21, 2005 05:28:23 PM »

i just wanted to give you all a heads up: this coming saturday is the matsuri festival!

for those who have never been, it's a huge festival every year in downtown phoenix celebrating japanese culture.  two stages are set up for performers- traditional dancing and music, taiko drumming, martial arts, etc.  there's tons of booths with plenty for sale, also bonsai and koi fish exhibits, etc.

there are usually a couple of booths that sell fabric, and i'm sure some of you would be inspired by the wares you'll run across.

for details: http://www.azmatsuri.org/

one last thing: matsuri is a lot of fun, but it's always packed.  Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2005 10:04:02 AM »

It is really cool. Worth checking out. Thanks for the info!
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2005 09:50:12 AM »

ooh, i went yesterday not even knowing that this post existed. it was really fun...and free! my fiance and i enjoyed it very much. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2005 09:42:08 AM »

Thanks for the tip about this.  I saw the post on Friday last week, and said, we are definately doing that.  And we did.  It was super fun, I enjoyed every bit of it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2005 08:22:25 PM »

beppycat=> i am so glad to hear that you had a good time!

sooo... are you free to meet up with the group for coffee on the 5th or the 19th?  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2005 06:54:33 AM »

I'd love to, but I have to work on the fifth and on the nineteenth I'll be in MI for my brother's wedding.  BUT, I quit my frame shop job at craftmart, and I'm going to start teaching sewing classes there, so no more working weekends after I get home from MI and then I'll finally be able to meet everyone!
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2006 09:51:17 PM »

fyi - the matsuri festival is coming up again (february 25th & 26th).
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2006 04:29:34 PM »

Awesome!  I totally plan on attending this.
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2006 07:36:49 PM »

Yay! This really is a great little festival - make sure you hit the bazaar where they sell random items... last year they had scraps of kimono fabric that were a huge hit (pricey, but lovely!).

I'll definately be there too!

-shmee
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2006 01:24:49 PM »

Maybe we can all plan to meet?
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