VP Judson Dunn (right) helped with the ceremony for Shōhō (Laughing Phoenix) Sam Hager (left). Shōhō's lifelong friend Danny (center) drove from Austin to New Orleans to attend the beautiful ceremony at Mid City Zen. HZC Abbot Gaelyn Godwin and MCZ resident teacher Michaela Bono officiated. Congratulations to Shōhō! And deep gratitude to HZC head sewing teacher and Ino, Zengetsu Vicki Glenn, for many dedicated hours helping Sam prepare the rakusu.