|"girl 5", ink, watercolor & junk mail collage postcard|
It's banquet time.
Always before Thanksgiving & the holiday rush,
but in keeping with our thanks for Demura Sensei,
our Genbu-Kai organization, families & friends.
We have a glue that binds us, even when we are apart.
On this evening together, we dress up & celebrate!
Taking pictures to prove what we look like in normal clothes!
Awards, promotions & a giant raffle highlighted the event.
Our MC for the evening is Dan McGaugh (below left) who is ...
|Dan McGeough & Senpai Dwight Lomanyesva, Demura Sensei's most senior student.|
both professional & wonderful, orchestrating the event.
Susan & Leo Nakamura ( who dodged my camera) ...
magically organized & decorated the event.
We are a big happy dressed up family!
Thank you Demura Sensei ...
for your inspiration, guidance & great knowledge.
We treasure & celebrate you.