Yume Japanese Gardens re-opens for the Fall on October 1, 2016 with Kakejiku (hanging scrolls) exhibit

“Tucson’s first and only authentic Japanese gardens reopen for their fourth consecutive Fall/Winter season Saturday, October 1 with a unique exhibition of vintage and contemporary Japanese hanging scrolls.

Besides the continuing exhibition of scrolls, the Fall/Winter activities at the non-profit Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson will feature a showing later in the season of intimate photography of Japanese gardens, street scenes, and other images of Kyoto, the nation’s capital from 794 to 1868 and one of the country’s most traditional venues. Entrance to exhibitions and gallery shows is free with admissions to the Gardens.

The opening scroll exhibition highlights kakejiku, hanging scrolls that point up the beauty, fine workmanship, uniqueness, and collectability of this classic genre of Japanese art. The 18th-, 19th– and 20th-century scrolls on show are decorated with delicately hand-painted images of birds and other animals, trees and plants, landscape views, mythological creatures such as dragons, and Japanese calligraphy in ink-wash script.

Yume Japanese Gardens showcases five traditional Japanese garden designs on three quarters of an acre and has been drawing a growing stream of visitors from the Tucson community, from across the nation, and from Mexico since its opening in January 2013. Revealing pathways and layered plantings offer courtyard views of classical Japanese imagery. A Zen contemplative garden, a stone and gravel garden representing sea and islands, and a tranquil strolling pond garden with koi provide further examples of Japanese garden styles.

Additions to the Gardens over the years include buildings hand-constructed to Japanese designs and erected using Japanese building techniques, a museum, and an extensive gift shop with handicrafts, kimonos, vases, gardening and landscaping design books, and childrens’ toys and other items imported directly from Japan. Activities at the Gardens include therapeutic guided garden walks to assist the emotionally distressed, photography and Japanese art exhibits, flower shows, tea ceremonies, Japanese language and calligraphy lessons, musical and theatrical performances, and seasonal traditional Japanese cultural festivals for visitors of all ages.

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The Gardens are a non-profit organization open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily October 1 to May 3, weather permitting. They are located at 2130 N. Alvernon Way, one block south of the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Admission discounts are available for senior, military, student, and child visitors. For more information, call Allen Boraiko at 520.343.2920 or emailyume.gardens@gmail.com. Or visit www.yumegardens.org.”

Recreational Taiko for 6 weeks at Odaiko Sonora

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All Ages Recreational Taiko (AART) at Odaiko Sonora – August 13 to September 24, but no class on September 10, 2016.

“Wear comfortable clothes you can move freely in and bring a water bottle. We take care of the rest! Try the first class free. If you like it, sign up for the 6-week session. Graduates of this session have the option of debuting their new taiko skills at our Tucson Meet Yourself performance in October! Saturdays, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for 6 weeks by Odaiko Sonora drummers.”  All classes at Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall Ave.  inTucson.

www.tucsontaiko.org

Tucson Japanese Language School starts on August 13

Tucson Japanese Language School starts on August 13, 2016
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Tucson Japanese Language School LLC
Please email Hitomi at: tucson.nihongo.hosyuko@gmail.com
for information. This school started up in 2015.
2016-2017  Day and time
Saturdays, from 9am-11am
2016, August 13,27
          September 10, 17, 24
          October 1, 22, 29
          November 5, 19
          December 3, 10, 17
2017, January 21, 28
           February 11. 18
           March 4, 11(sports day)
           April 1, 8, 22
           May 6, 13, 20
(25 days)
Location: International School of Tucson
1701 E Seneca St. Tucson, AZ (Please don’t call them in regards to Japanese School. It’s a rental property)
Tuition: $380-$420
Age: 5 yrs and up

Ceramic artist Kazuma Sambe’s solo show (July 16 to August 31, 2016) – updated

Gallery Azul is located at the SW corner of E. 6th Street and N. 6th Avenue.  Parking is in a lot south of that building, or on the nearby streets.  

Receptions for this show will be on July 16 and August 6, from 6 to 9 p.m.

UPDATE: By popular demand, this show has been extended to Sept. 30, 2016, with another reception on Sat. Sept. 3rd.

https://www.facebook.com/Gallery-Azul-and-Artist-Studio-Co-op-1572932896276959/

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Megamania! at PCC Downtown on July 9, 2016

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DO YOU LOVE COMICS? MANGA? ANIME? GAMING? COSPLAY? FREE FOOD?

PCC DOWNTOWN IS AT 1255 N. STONE AVE. (NORTH OF SPEEDWAY BLVD.) on July 9, 2016, 1 to 6 p.m.

Come to the sixth annual MegaMania!! It’s bigger and better than ever before!

Whatever your niche may be, MegaMania!! VI is guaranteed to satisfy the maker, learner, mover and gamer in all of us!

Full schedule now online: https://www.library.pima.gov/blogs/post/its-mega-its-mania-its-megamania-2016/

Studio Ghibli films continue to August 2, 2016 at the Loft Theater

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“In collaboration with GKIDS, The Loft Cinema is pleased to present the return of our smash-hit retrospective of films from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli animation house, featuring all 22 films from the Studio Ghibli catalog! Most films will be presented in both subtitled and English dubbed versions.

Films in the series will play at least once a day. We guarantee that films with a Wednesday start date will play Thursday at 7PM and Saturday at Noon, and films with a Sunday start date will play Sunday at Noon and Tuesday at 7PM. More showtimes will be added on a weekly basis.

More at Loft Cinema website, www.loftcinema.com, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson.
June 1 – June 4: Castle in the Sky
June 5 – June 7: Whisper of the Heart
June 8 – June 11: The Secret World of Arietty
June 12 – June 14: Only Yesterday
June 15 – June 18: Porco Rosso
June 19 – June 21: Pom Poko
June 22 – June 25: Howl’s Moving Castle
June 26 – June 28: From Up on Poppy Hill
June 29 – July 5: My Neighbor Totoro
July 6 – July 9: Tales from Earthsea
July 10 – July 12: Ocean Waves
July 13 – July 16: Kiki’s Delivery Service
July 17 – July 19: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
July 20 – July 23: Ponyo
July 24 – July 26: When Marnie Was There
July 27 – July 30: The Cat Returns
July 31 – August 2: The Wind Rises

 

 

Stubio Ghibli Japanese animation films continue till August 2, 2016

The Loft Cinema is located at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. in Tucson. Info at www.loftcinema.com.

“In collaboration with GKIDS, The Loft Cinema is pleased to present the return of our smash-hit retrospective of films from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli animation house, featuring all 22 films from the Studio Ghibli catalog! Don’t miss your chance to see some of the greatest animated films of all time, including such beloved favorites as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Castle in the Sky, as well as more recent classics, including The Tale of the Princess KaguyaThe Wind Rises and When Marnie Was There, on the big screen! Most films will be presented in both subtitled and English dubbed versions.

Films in the series will play at least once a day. We guarantee that films with a Wednesday start date will play Thursday at 7PM and Saturday at Noon, and films with a Sunday start date will play Sunday at Noon and Tuesday at 7PM. More showtimes will be added on a weekly basis.

General admission series passes may be purchased HERE, and series passes for Loft Members and kids under 12 may be purchased HERE!”

The ongoing schedule is as follows (which began on May 11, 2016):

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May 18 – May 21: Princess Mononoke
May 22 – May 24: My Neighbors the Yamadas
May 25 – May 31: Spirited Away
June 1 – June 4: Castle in the Sky
June 5 – June 7: Whisper of the Heart
June 8 – June 11: The Secret World of Arietty
June 12 – June 14: Only Yesterday
June 15 – June 18: Porco Rosso
June 19 – June 21: Pom Poko
June 22 – June 25: Howl’s Moving Castle
June 26 – June 28: From Up on Poppy Hill
June 29 – July 5: My Neighbor Totoro
July 6 – July 9: Tales from Earthsea
July 10 – July 12: Ocean Waves
July 13 – July 16: Kiki’s Delivery Service
July 17 – July 19: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
July 20 – July 23: Ponyo
July 24 – July 26: When Marnie Was There
July 27 – July 30: The Cat Returns
July 31 – August 2: The Wind Rises

22 of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli films at the Loft Theater

Studio Ghibli film retrospective at Loft Cinema, from May 11 to August 2

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The Loft Cinema is located at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. in Tucson. Info at www.loftcinema.com.

“In collaboration with GKIDS, The Loft Cinema is pleased to present the return of our smash-hit retrospective of films from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli animation house, featuring all 22 films from the Studio Ghibli catalog! Don’t miss your chance to see some of the greatest animated films of all time, including such beloved favorites as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Castle in the Sky, as well as more recent classics, including The Tale of the Princess KaguyaThe Wind Rises and When Marnie Was There, on the big screen! Most films will be presented in both subtitled and English dubbed versions.

Films in the series will play at least once a day. We guarantee that films with a Wednesday start date will play Thursday at 7PM and Saturday at Noon, and films with a Sunday start date will play Sunday at Noon and Tuesday at 7PM. More showtimes will be added on a weekly basis.

General admission series passes may be purchased HERE, and series passes for Loft Members and kids under 12 may be purchased HERE!”

The schedule is as follows:

May 11 – May 14: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
May 15 – May 17: Grave of the Fireflies
May 18 – May 21: Princess Mononoke
May 22 – May 24: My Neighbors the Yamadas
May 25 – May 31: Spirited Away
June 1 – June 4: Castle in the Sky
June 5 – June 7: Whisper of the Heart
June 8 – June 11: The Secret World of Arietty
June 12 – June 14: Only Yesterday
June 15 – June 18: Porco Rosso
June 19 – June 21: Pom Poko
June 22 – June 25: Howl’s Moving Castle
June 26 – June 28: From Up on Poppy Hill
June 29 – July 5: My Neighbor Totoro
July 6 – July 9: Tales from Earthsea
July 10 – July 12: Ocean Waves
July 13 – July 16: Kiki’s Delivery Service
July 17 – July 19: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
July 20 – July 23: Ponyo
July 24 – July 26: When Marnie Was There
July 27 – July 30: The Cat Returns
July 31 – August 2: The Wind Rises