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NOT the travel diary of Shunshou the Mighty.
Sasha Blaze
There was a Japanese cultural fair at the San Diego Buddhist Temple today. (Three cheers for the bus system here, by the way.) Very neighborhood-ish, relaxed, but also well-organized--like any good church bazaar. I love the genre.

However, most church bazaars I've been to don't include strawberry-filled mochi. I approve of strawberry-filled mochi.

The taiko drumming was a seriously impressive full-body experience, reverberating as it did off the temple building. The vibrations set off car alarms in the parking lot.

A bad picture of one of the other performing groups, taken more to capture the charm of the big BINGO sign on the balcony than anything else. Church bazaars are church bazaars are church bazaars, ne?

Tomorrow, the institute's classes get serious, and I have to make a decision about the kind of curriculum-development project I want to do during the next three weeks. Part of me is toying (heh, heh) with the idea of finding some Japanese literature that deals with dolls--I mean, it has to exist, right?--and putting together an Intro to Lit class unit with that serious stuff, cultural background, some of the interesting doll-related manga, and . . . well, bringing out Shunshou for the final project presentation here. Must think on't.

Why isn't there an LJ mood icon for "sunburned"?

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Oooh - you ARE having fun, girl! And the juxtoposition here is...so...American. Ya gotta love it!

I think that's a great idea for a class - and we do have a small-ish thread going on DoA at the mo' about Dolls in Literature - no one has posted any Eastern lit yet, though...

So many "dolls" in manga - I was surprised that no one began a list of those! Have you seen...uh...read, I mean...Absolute Boyfriend???? I see big tie-ins there for some of us and our resin beauties...hehehehe.

I adore Absolute Boyfriend! I just hope the second volume doesn't disappoint (as second volumes sometimes do).

Okay, help me out. Rozen Maiden, yes? And there's that somewhat creepy-sounding series of standalones umbrella-titled Doll, right? What else?

Hey, Dolls in Literature: The Tales of Hoffmann. Olympe is a life-size mechanical doll, if my memory is working.

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