As I write this post, it is the Labor Day holiday weekend so what better way to spend it than by keeping things short and carving time out for some R&R. Looking ahead though, I'm excited to be a part of the Memphis Japan Festival's planning and preparation. Please consider joining us for this family-friendly event that also gives half-price access to the Memphis Botanic Garden (Sept. 30th only) and the Origami in the Garden exhibit. Japanese culture provides so much awe-inspiring craft and entertainment and the Garden of course is quite lovely. The state of Tennessee is so very lucky to have so many wonderful cities with diverse landscapes and events to choose from—and we are grateful to add this Festival to the mix!