"So, my wife Nadereh and I returned from the biggest kaleidoscope convention ever and it was in Kyoto Japan. There were over 80 kaleidoscope artists. It was part of the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society conventions and the very first one that was out of the country. The people of Japan really support the arts and this was reflected in the attendance of the people who came. Members of the convention included, gallery owners who carry kaleidoscopes, kaleidoscope collectors, and kaleidoscope artists.. but for the Saturday and Sunday of this convention, it was open to the public. "