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Japanese Garden Showing
last modified: Monday, April 27, 2009 (11:19:56 PM)
Well we had a great time putting on a small display of some items from our collection at the Japanese Garden here in Burbank Ca.

A lot of what I brought was from Ai Yori Aoshi sonce that artwork seemed to fit best with the setting of the garden.

I also brought several cel books , manga and artbooks that people as they came by enjoyed looking through.

I had planned to give a couple of organized presentations but with so many things going on around the garden I never seemed to get an groups in one place around the the posted times I was to speak. So instead of a formal talk we instead gave many smaller talks to the groups who stopped by. I was able to talk to about 60 people during the day. Most had not really thought much about anime or only seem limited shows over the years. It was fun helping to elighten them as to what makes anime different form "saturday morning" cartoons as well as the process of cel production and now CG Animation.

We did get some time to walk around the Garden and I added some photos to the album http://ryan.rubberslug.com/gallery/album.aspx?id=529
You have to click the image twice to get a viewable image.

So all in all it was a nice day and my little show was well recieved. We look forward to doing this again in the future.
re: Japanese Garden ShowingTuesday, April 28, 2009 - 11:51:23 AM

Congratulations on a successful show, Ryan. (And the photos are also nice, especially the cherry tree and the nice waterfall.) Your experience sounds like some of mine at my campus, where many small chats with interested groups worked better than having a big lecture with powerpoint etc. I remember attracting a bunch of little kids once, who loved the cel books and gently patted the ones they really liked. (The cels were well protected, so I didn''t mind, and it was touching to see how reverentially they did it.) Let us know when you do another "showing."

re: Japanese Garden ShowingTuesday, April 28, 2009 - 7:00:20 PM

Congratulations!!! I hope you get to do that some more!
Love the pictures! WATERFALL!!! And MOSSSSS omg just lookit all that springy spongy moss!!! *positively dying to touch it!!!*
I''m a sucker for stone lanterns too. ^_^
Looks like you had gorgeous weather, and such a wonderful looking place to have your presentation - even if it didn''t go according to plan. ~_^ We all know the universe thumbs its nose at Plans. XD

re: Japanese Garden ShowingTuesday, April 28, 2009 - 9:45:23 PM

oh what a lovely garden (adore that waterfall)! congrats on the wonderful day! i wish i could have seen your presentation! thank you for the pics! :)