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The Four Seasons: A New Year’s Poetry Gathering

Issoan students from Portland and across the world gathered on this New Year’s day for a poetry gathering.  While we composed poems, we shared incense, snacks, sweets, tea  and of course Sake.  It was a relaxed and social time on zoom.

The 25 verse poem we collaborated has become an annual event and everyone who …

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Happy New Year 2018

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Happy holidays and a very happy new year – a Midorikai interlude

Happy holidays and a very happy new year to one and all!

The holiday vacation allowed all of us here at Midorikai to enjoy four weeks of much needed rest and relaxation. Many people took trips to Tokyo, visited friends or family, and checked off must see Kyoto sites from their lists. The weather has …

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Happy New Year 2017

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Hatsugama 2016

This year for Hatsugama we changed things a little bit.  Instead of many small seki, we had one large group event.  Our little group has grown up and we had a lot more people to serve.

This year of the fire monkey and the chokudai is hito or person.

Buffet style luncheon and then …

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