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Event Details
The Sword and the Chrysanthemum **UPDATED** Event date: October 19th, 2002
Hosted by Shire of Eisental - Douglassville, PA
Event Last Modified: July 18th, 2002
 
Event details
Date:  Saturday, October 19th, 2002
Location:  Camp Manatawny,
33 Camp Rd., Douglassville, PA 19518 near Reading, PA
Web:  www.eisental.eastkingdom.org/events

The winds of Autumn rustle the falling leaves in the garden.  The slow change from the season of warmth to the season of death is upon us.  Yet, the bold chrysanthemum is in full bloom reminding us of the transient beauty of this floating world.  You are invited, most honored friend, to join the Shire of Eisental for our Festival of the Sword and the Chrysanthemum - a Japanese-themed event.  Come contemplate beauty and life with us in elegant surroundings.  Read poetry and sip tea.  Or if you prefer, demonstrate your disdain for useless living by taking up your blade in honorable combat!

Our activities for the day shall include:  “The Samurai Challenge” – a shieldless rattan tournament; an amateur Sumo contest, Archery; Japanese-themed A&S display and classes; Asian board games; and Martial arts demonstrations including Iaido (Japanese swordsmanship) and Kyudo (Zen archery)!

Hearty mid-day and evening buffet-style meals featuring Japanese cuisine will be provided in the Tokaido Road Inn.  Dining space at the Inn will be mostly western tables and chairs with some floor space for Japanese-style seating.  All our honored guests are encouraged to sample the buffet even if they wish to supplement their meals with gaijin foods (bread, cheese, and beef will not appear anywhere on the menu!).  In addition there will be a 30-person formal feast in the Shinden (main hall) with floor seating, servers, and the finest food Japan had to offer before 1600.  If you would like to entertain during either of the feasts, please contact the autocrat. 

Matsuri-bugyo (Autocrat):  Lord Matsuyama Mokurai (Eric Munson), 112 4th St., Pennsburg, PA 18073, mokurai@netcarrier.com, (215)679-9552.  Inquiries about food should be directed to the Toji-bugyo (Feastocrat), Mistress AnneLiese Wolkenhaar (Jennifer Munson) at munsonjn@apci.com.

Fees:  $10 Adult, $30 Adult with formal feast, $5 under 18, $25 under 18 with formal feast.  **Take $2 off the price for each paid reservation postmarked by Oct 12!** To pre-register, please mail a check made out to "SCA, Inc-Shire of Eisental" to Gyszel Adler (Jennifer Trumbore) 418 Washington ST.  Pennsburg, PA 18073.  If you have questions or problems, call 215-679-6776.

Due to Shogunal decree, No alcohol, pets, or smoking officially allowed on camp grounds.  Merchants please contact the autocrat at mokurai@netcarrier.com and visit our web page for more infomation.
Site Opens: 10:00 am
Site Closes: 10:00 pm

Event Website: www.eisental.eastkingdom.org/events

 
Event Location
Camp Manatawny
33 Camp Road
Douglassville, PA  19518

Directions:
From most points:

Take your best route to the PA Turnpike, Downington Exit 312 (old exit 23).  Take Rt.  100 North to Rt.  422 West.  After 4.4 miles turn right on Rt.  662 North (Michael’s Restaurant on far right).  After 5 miles turn right onto Rt.  562 East (Yellow House Hotel on left).  Go 0.8 miles and turn left on Camp Road. 

Alternate directions from the NE Extension of the PA Turnpike (I-476):
From north or south take the Quakertown Exit 44 (old exit 32).  Turn right onto Rt.  663 South.  After 11.5 miles bear right onto 663 South/73 West (T-intersection) and continue on Rt.  73 after 663 breaks off.  * Less than 1 mile after the junction with Rt.  100 turn left onto Rt.  562 West (National Bank of Boyertown on far right).  Go 5.8 miles and turn right on Camp Road. 

Directions from I-78 and Rt.  22 in PA (direct but slightly slower):
From the east or west (78 & 22 are same road at that point) take the Trexlertown/Rt.  100 Exit 49B (old exit 14B).  Follow Rt.  100 South 22 miles to Boyertown.  Turn right onto Rt.  73 and follow from * above.

 
Event Fees
Site : Fees:  $10 Adult, $30 Adult with formal feast, $5 under 18, $25 under 18 with formal feast.  **Take $2 off the price for each paid reservation postmarked by Oct 12!**

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc - Shire of Eisental

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
Lord Matsuyama Mokurai (Eric Munson), 112 4th St., Pennsburg, PA 18073, mokurai@netcarrier.com, (215)679-9552.

Send Reservations to:
Gyszel Adeler (Jennifer Trumbore), 418 Washington St., Pennsburg, Pa 18073

Other Contact Information:
Toji-bugyo (Feastocrat), Mistress AnneLiese Wolkenhaar (Jennifer Munson), 112 4th St., Pennsburg, PA 18073, munsonjn@apci.com, (215)679-9552

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