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  • I've been lucky enough to visit Japan more than a dozen times since my first trip in 1989, but it's been over twenty years since I experienced the organized chaos of Hamamatsu. On that first trip, with Dorothea Checkley, we attended five festivals in 7 days: Sagara, Fujisaki, Hirosaki, and Hamamatsu, along with the JKA annual festival. I still have vivid memories of the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Hamamatsu and was excited by the prospect of attending the festival again this year.