This year marked the 35th time Shorinji Kempo has demonstrated at the Powell Street Festival. We were blessed with a sunny day although it was a bit smoky from the province’s many forest fires. This year we tried using some shakuhachi music to set the mood during meditation. Our taiko drum was getting repaired, so we went without it this year. Demonstrations this year included dantai embu and tandoku embu and even some protective gear sparring. The entire demonstration was completed smoothly with no injuries, making it another successful event. Everybody enjoyed the shared food and drink at the after party celebrations, the perfect ending to a great day.