Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
AN ORIGAMI BOUQUET was featured at the Wakamatsu Farm Festival this past Saturday. Democrat photo by Dawn Hodson
PERFORMING ARTIST Naoko plays the Koto, a sixteenth century Japanese stringed musical instrument before an audience at the Wakamatsu Farm Festival. Democrat photo by Dawn Hodson.
CERAMIC ARTIST and Folsom Lake College instructor Brian Hayes of Placerville demonstrates throwing on the wheel to a crowd of interested onlookers at the Wakamatsu Festival on May 17. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
JOURNALIST RYUSUKE KAWAI, of Chigasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, left, holds a vase as Rumiko Meguro, of Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, prepares to place flowers on Okei's grave at the Wakamatsu Festival in Placerville on May 18. Meguro works to preserve Okei's history, both in the United States and Japan. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
OKEI MEMORIAL SERVICE - Rumiko Meguro of Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan places flowers on Okei's grave at the Wakamatsu Festival in Placerville on May 18. Meguro works to preserve Okei's history, both in the United States and Japan. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
SUSIE STRONG, of Roseville, left, shows her origami creatures and carousel to Pam Hagen, of Placerville, and her grandchildren Mia Burks, 1, and Michael Burks, 5, of El Dorado Hills. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
FOUR LEGGED SHUTTLE - Horse drawn wagons shuttle festival-goers between venues at the Wakamatsu Festival. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
THE AUDIENCE for the memorial service for Okei listens to a service performed by members of the Buddhist Church on Florin Road in Sacramento. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene