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Monday, January 24, 2011

Canine Kimonos and a Special Concert

Hi Everyone!

     Remember the puppy-quin I showed on my Project Photo365? Here is the rest of that story:
 On Friday afternoon I went with a couple of friends to San Jose's Japantown, aka J-town. On a side note, San Jose's Japantown is only one of three recognized Japantowns left in the United States, the other two being in San Francisco and Los Angeles. If you are ever in San Jose, make a point to visit. It is located at 5th and Jackson. If nothing else, you will find some good sushi. Anyway, after that good sushi, we stopped here:

Located on Jackson St in San Jose, Ca.

Puppy Sushi!!

An adorable dog bed. I see a knock-off in my future. Maybe? Maybe not, we should support local, small business...

Puppy-quin wearing a silk kimono.

Isn't this just to die for??

Amazing. These cute little kimonos will set you back $64.00. They are handmade.
In the evening I took the family to watch Fumiko's orchestra concert (she is a violin player). Thankfully, not all schools are cutting their arts programs. My daughter's school's orchestra program has grown by leaps and bounds in the past couple of years. This department is headed by Scott Krijnen. A wonderful musician and an amazing teacher. We are so lucky to have him! The kids know it too. This program is possible with lots of parental financial involvement. As you will see below:

Part of San Jose Convention Center. The big time!!

Concert. The $20 tickets for this row was well worth not having to do this at the school. Front row was $50 per ticket.

Parental involvement example. This San Jose Sharks autographed hockey stick sold for about $100.

Autographed Ryane Clowe photograph. This one went for $65.00

This was a treat - Ettersberg Chamber Players joined the Castillero Chamber Orchestra and played some Holst and the Ettersberg Chamber Players by themselves gave us some Beethoven. A-Mazing.

Yup, I am the one who parted with $65 for this beauty, now hanging in my Hall of Fame.

1 comment:

Marfi-topia said...

sounds like you had a fun, busy day!
love the adorable puppy stuff...can't get anything for my dog Kane, his kimono would cost about $500 !