Vancouver Eishin Ryu Iaido Club attended this year's Akimatsuri held at UBC Robson Square. We did a demo and had a table set up for questions, answers and general show and tell. Thanks Jaimmie for organizing!
Our table at the event. From left to right: Justin, Vincent, Mike Brad, Yi, Alex, Konstantine, Peter.
Vincent and Brad
Peter and one of the attendees.
First dibs at the sushi during the end-of-the-year party.
From left to right: Mike, Peter, Yi, Jim and Sensei.
Yi, Hayato-kun and Julie
Richard and his odachi
Willing to bet sensei could take Conan.
Mike the Barbarian Musashi
Mike the Barbarian
Justin gives the odachi a try.
From left to right: Alex, William, Jaimmie, Sensei, Justin (behind sensei), Mike, Jim, Richard, Peter, and Yi.
Honorable mentions: Vince (bad luck with his neighbor), Brad (baby commitments), Henry (in Japan somewhere trying to get married), and Jason (mystery).
Koshi no Kanbai, our dojo's choice of sake. 1.8l of pure liquid happiness.
Alex starts off our alcohol fueled mini-embukai.
Yamato-kun also wants to play with sharp pointy things.
Winners of the mini-embu with sensei. We might have to do a mini embukai again sometime!
Great party, loads of laughs, great to see everyone having a great time!