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9th Annual Japanese Food Festival

Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens

The 9th Annual Japanese Food Festival is drawing near.  October 25th, is the day to celebrate the best in local Japanese cuisine.  The all-you-can-eat experience is one of the best ways to be introduced to Japanese cuisine that you may have missed out on if you only eat at sushi restaurants.

Attendees will see a tremendous array of Japanese foods and beverages including sushi, sashimi, yakitori, tempura, curry, noodles, beer, sake, shochu, tea, and much more! Please be sure to bring your picture ID with you for alcohol tasting. Exhibitors will be presenting their finest products and assisting you enjoy Japanese foods and cultures more than your have ever experienced before. You may discover a new taste of genuine Japanese foods or adventure something new during this event.

There is also entertainment. In the previous years we watched various dancers, sumo exhibitions and taiko drummers. It’s a great way to spend a fall afternoon, drinking sake and eating fresh-made yakitori in the gardens of the Kyoto Grand Hotel.

The Japanese Food Festival is Oct. 25th, 11am – 3pm.  You can order your tickets online (deadline Oct.22), or purchase them at the hotel.

Random Valley Front Yard Returns: Son of Random Valley Front Yard

randomfrontyard.jpgYes, it’s true: I am attempting to get back on the bus I left idling a few months back. The bus of Random Valley Front Yards.

The point of the RVFY is to find a yard that’s aesthetically interesting (does not have to be appealing, just interesting) and analyze it like a work of art. I got a very-fun-and-totally-impractical degree in Art History and only use it maybe twice a year, and probably to win Jeopardy from the comfort of my couch while yelling at the tv screen. But with these RVFYs, I can break down & dissect the aesthetics of the average* Angeleno front yard. It’s fun for me, and I’ve gotten a lot of complaints that I stopped doing it, so I’m firin’ it back up.

Here is our RVFY for today. Click thru for a bigger image and the breakdown.

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