For this year’s PMX, the OFH had a workshop to create Artistic Designer Handbags. Inspired from creating dresses out of Duct Tape, this color material was used to create a durable yet functional handbag that could be used daily. Created from only using two milk cartons, guests found how fun and easy the workshops actually are.
The Yu Go Club came out in full force over the three day event, to come teach the patience and meditation required to grasp the concept of Go. Newcomers were even able to learn the game directly from the 7 Dan Instructor Evan Cho as they took on this new concept for the first time.
As a completely new approach, Reiyukai America held a one hour discussion panel entitled “Decoding Japanese Culture” to explain the concepts of family and filial piety in Japan that often is seen in Japanese media such as movies and anime. The panel discussion focused on the family and the respect to one’s parents through their actions and cultural practices as the basis of Japanese life. Guided by Toshiro Obara and Rome Sotelo, guests were able to ask questions and gain insight from two unique perspectives representing both Japanese and American point of views.