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日本語会話 (Japanese Online Conversation)

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皆さん、お久しぶりです。

Time to hook up your cameras, turn on your microphones, and join us this Wednesday for some Japanese Conversation! We will be using Google Meet, and the link will be sent out on Tuesday evening at 5 PM to all RSVP'd members prior to the meetup. We will be using a new link each week so make sure you have messages from this meetup coming to your inbox or notifications in the mobile app active.

If you don't have a camera, don't let that stop you, but we do require a minimum of a microphone so that we may be able to hear you. Attendees may also want to enable Japanese language input on their devices so they can enter text should the need arise.

We do require a minimum of 3 attendees for the meetup to go forward, so RSVP as early as possible.

Before the meetup please head to https://meet.google.com/ and click the gear in the upper-right hand corner and ensure your devices are operating properly.

日本語会話 (Japanese Online Conversation)

Link visible for attendees

皆さん、お久しぶりです。

Time to hook up your cameras, turn on your microphones, and join us this Wednesday for some Japanese Conversation! We will be using Google Meet, and the link will be sent out on Tuesday evening at 5 PM to all RSVP'd members prior to the meetup. We will be using a new link each week so make sure you have messages from this meetup coming to your inbox or notifications in the mobile app active.

If you don't have a camera, don't let that stop you, but we do require a minimum of a microphone so that we may be able to hear you. Attendees may also want to enable Japanese language input on their devices so they can enter text should the need arise.

We do require a minimum of 3 attendees for the meetup to go forward, so RSVP as early as possible.

Before the meetup please head to https://meet.google.com/ and click the gear in the upper-right hand corner and ensure your devices are operating properly.

盆踊り Obon Festival 2022

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皆さん、今年もサクラマント佛教会の盆踊りに参加しましょう! After a two-year hiatus, Obon (or Bon Odori) time is coming again, so you should join us at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento! This is one of the highlights of the summer for this Meetup, definitely not to be missed.

We highly recommend that you participate (dance!), and not just spectate. The dances are not hard, but it helps a LOT if you come to practice. This year, practice will be on Tuesday through Thursday, July 5. 6. and 7 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The festival itself will be on Saturday, July 9, with food concessions starting at 5:30 pm and dancing from 8:00 pm to 9:15 pm.

Many of the dances use certain equipment. It's not necessary to have any of the items to do the dances, but it does make it more fun!
Here's a list of the items used in the dances: 1. Kachi Kachi (Japanese castanets) 2. Sensu (folding fan) 3. Uchiwa (circular fan, one with a round stick so it can be rotated in your hand is best) 4. Tenugui (hand towel). You may be able to get some of these items at the festival itself, or locally at Daiso.

Tips for First Timers:

  • Bring some cash and come early to get some oishii food. They usually have things like cold drinks, Spam musubi, somen, kakigori (shaved ice), and mochi on the day of the festival, plus a more limited menu on practice days.
  • If you've got some traditional Japanese summer clothes, like yukata, happi, or jinbei, feel free to wear them. Otherwise, just wear something comfortable.
  • Parking at the church will be very limited, so you will likely need to find street parking and walk over.

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日本語会話 (Japanese Online Conversation)

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皆さん、お久しぶりです。

Time to hook up your cameras, turn on your microphones, and join us this Wednesday for some Japanese Conversation! We will be using Google Meet, and the link will be sent out on Tuesday evening at 5 PM to all RSVP'd members prior to the meetup. We will be using a new link each week so make sure you have messages from this meetup coming to your inbox or notifications in the mobile app active.

If you don't have a camera, don't let that stop you, but we do require a minimum of a microphone so that we may be able to hear you. Attendees may also want to enable Japanese language input on their devices so they can enter text should the need arise.

We do require a minimum of 3 attendees for the meetup to go forward, so RSVP as early as possible.

Before the meetup please head to https://meet.google.com/ and click the gear in the upper-right hand corner and ensure your devices are operating properly.

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