Got a great 16–17th century Japanese art book and some other cool stuff at the merchant area, supplied people with fresh berries, caught up with some people, ate delicious food from the irreplaceable Valerian and Saffya. The Daystars have a new principal, which I guess I should care about, but I'm mostly content to trust in the order to be reasonable, which seems to work out well so far.
It's nice to get out into nature and be able to see the stars, too.
As soon as I got back and took a shower, I started thinking all sorts of things about fabric dying/painting and my mothballed mon project and getting a Darkwood dagger for real this time and such. Probably going to have a craft day featuring indigo dying at some point soon, now that I have a small "vat", by which I mean a 3-gallon bucket with a lid.
Favorable winds, all!
Things to consider bringing next year (but may not fit in Shoshana's car):
Fire bowl thing for a campfire
Less personal food
Rice balls/food that is more easily sharable
A short underkimono or two for wearing with not-hakama for teardown/setup, probably made from the grungy raw silk I have
Better mounting for my Xanal's favor
A class or two to teach (Mon? My hut? Other Japanese culture?)
Stuff I want if merchanting:
Freely available hydration
A noren to make a "back room doorway" for my hut
More Dharma Trading cloth
To ask friends if they want to sell things on consignment (if that's the right word)
Real-time indigo dying stuff if there's an easy power source