It was a lovely day for the Rites of Spring event on April 10th. The sun was shining and the skies were clear, which made the outdoor activities more than enjoyable. I did not stay for the evening camping but I had a blast during Saturday’s activities. I was especially pleased with the turn out for my classes. I had three classes through the day: "Period Japanese Food", "Happy Japanese Games", and "Crash Course: Japanese Fashions". It’s always a good thing to have people show up for my classes then I don't have to be the crazy women talking to myself.
This was the first time I taught classes in the SCA in many years. I had some great discussions during the classes, but I think the most fun for everyone was the Japanese games. I brought in reproductions of two out of the three games I covered in classes, which everyone had a chance to play. I will note for next time to request a separate room for this class, as the game play can get a bit loud. I was unaware, before the event, that all the classes would be held together in a large room…duly noted.
Another highlight to my day was the pleasure of meeting other Japanese persona. I’m an adamant supporter of the continued education and interest of the Japanese culture within the SCA. I do not get to see many other Japanese personas, besides when attending Pennsic, so to meet others that are local is always a joy.