A Kanshoukai is not a show, but more of a casual dog exhibition/study group. In NIPPO it usually means you'll have a few judges there in an informal setting, with a lot of kennels bringing dogs for informal evaluation.

We had one of these today in Kanagawa, and I took Goji and Akane with me. They did well in the strange setting with all the other dogs. Shikoku were in the majority, and it was beautiful weather and terrific to be able to see all my friends.

There were a lot of young dogs there, and even a litter of 30 day old pups.