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Embu at Evelyn Meador Public Library in Seabrook, Texas

The joint embu/public presentation by Clear Lake Iaido Dojo and Tora no Tsume Dojo was a great success.  Everyone brought a lot of energy into their demonstration, and the audience had some good questions.  One question regarding the use of the sageo lead down some interesting avenues that high-lighted both functional and symbolic roles.


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Seabrook Library display case

Today a new, joint display went up in Seabrook’s Evelyn Meador Public Library that showcases aspects of Japanese history and traditional material culture.  The display represents the joint efforts of Ash Wellborn-sensei, from the local Shin Shin Ryū dojo, and myself.  The display will be up for about a month.  Next Saturday, May 5, there will be a joint embu given by us and the Shin Shin Ryū dojo at the library, starting at 11 AM in the meeting room.  It is open to the public.  This is an excellent opportunity to see two different sword styles and to ask questions.

Photos of the display case can be seen at this Flickr link:


The library address is:

2400 North Meyer Avenue
Seabrook, TX 77586

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Seabrook Library Display Photos

A few days ago all items for the display case at the Evelyn Meador Public Library in Seabrook TX were in, so I took some photos and placed them in an album on Flickr. This is a display of Japanese items that I and Ash Welborn, who works at the library, put together from our respective collections.  We’ve been doing this every year since 2012 in observance of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May).  The display will be up for the remainder of May.  On the Saturday (27th) of the Memorial Day weekend there will be a demonstration of Japanese swords arts starting about 1 PM in the library’s meeting room.

The link to the Flickr album for this year’s display is below.  If you tap the ‘Back to albums list’ link near the top it should take you to the rest of the albums, including those for previous display years.

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