6 week Saturday sessions of All Ages Recreational Taiko at Odaiko Sonora, May 20 to June 24, 2017
“6 weeks of basic taiko training. This session you’ll learn a song from Odaiko Sonora’s repertoire, basic technique and kata (form), and drills to hone your new skills. Call 520 481-8003 or email email@example.com to register.”
Started May 20, 2017 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall Ave. Tucson, for 6 weeks.” (Saturdays)
“A 4,000 mile journey across America celebrating the music of Japan’s most beloved indie rock legends and the joy of eating Ramen.”
The band will perform at 191 Toole Ave. in Tucson, AZ on Tuesday, May 23rd! This venue is just west of 6th Avenue on Toole in downtown Tucson.
More info coming soon!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Ticket Price: $15
TUCSON JAPANESE MEET UPのお知らせ
会費（ランチバッフェ)： $14 （$10.5(5-10歳)５歳未満無料)チップtax
TUCSON JAPANESE MEET-UP
We are having a party to promote friendship and interaction within our Tucson community. It’s also an excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested in Japanese culture. Let’s enjoy socializing with the people working in different disciplines.
Everyone is welcome including newcomers to Tucson.
Date : Saturday,May 20th
Time: 12:00-2:30pm Location:Sushi Garden(http://www.sushigarden.
Please order drink or dessert individually if you want. Please give the fee on site (accept only cash). Please send the names of all participants prior to May.16th to Yukihiro（Yuki）Ibuki firstname.lastname@example.org（cell: 520-907-1934）
Please feel free to ask any questions. Thank you.
Holsclaw Hall is at 1017 N. Olive Rd. (south of Speedway, east of Park Ave.) in Tucson on the University of Arizona campus.
“The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music will be Sugawa’s first stop on his 2017 United States tour. The master class will feature UA students of Dr. Edward Goodman. The recital will include compositions by composers Giuliano Caccini, Geroge Gershwin, Chick Corea, Johann Sebastian Bach and Takashi Yoshimatsu. This event and tour is made possible by Yamaha.
About the Guest Artist:
One of Japan’s most distinguished saxophonists, Nobuya Sugawa studied at Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music and has always been admired by many young Japanese saxophonists.
Sugawa makes about 100 recital and concert appearances a year and he has recorded more than 25 CDs, including highly acclaimed Takashi Yoshimatsu’s Saxophone Concerto Cyber-bird with BBC Philharmonic (CHANDOS) and MADE IN JAPAN (Toshiba-EMI), the Japanese contemporary works.
He has worked with most of Japan’s leading orchestras, The Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Orchestra d’Harmonie de la Garde Republicaine, and Aargauer Symphonie Orchester in Switzerland, Wutterbergische Philharmonie in Germany. He is appointed to a concert master of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra and a resident conductor of Yamaha Symphonic Band.
In 2001, he has worked with NHK Symphony Orchestra on their regular program, conducted by Charles Dutoit. He toured with the jazz bassist Ron Carter in 2000 and with the guitarist Martin Taylor in 2002. In 2003, he played at Musikverein Brahmssaal, Wien. He has also given master classes at music colleges throughout Japan, Europe and the States. Nobuya Sugawa is a Yamaha Performing Artist.
About the Pianist:
Minako Koyanagi is from Niigata prefecture, located in the central area of Japan. Her career as a pianist deserves high praise for her chamber music performances. As the wife of saxophonist Nobuya Sugawa, she has been performing with him for more than 30 years. She has played the piano parts of almost all duo pieces written by Messrs. Takashi Yoshimatsu, Akira Nishimura, Jun Nagao, and many others. Above all, she played as the second-soloist when they performed “Cyber Bird” by Takashi Yoshimatsu with Philharmonia Orchestra. This performance attracted wide attention both in Japan and UK.
Koyanagi has been performing with Sugawa in more than 10 CD albums. Along with Sugawa, doing concerts and teaching master classes, she has worked in countries such as USA, Canada, UK, Italy, France, Netherland, Spain, Austria, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Russia, Mexico, Malaysia, and Thailand.”
“Japanese parents so cherish their sons and daughters that in 1948 they set aside the fifth day of every May as a national holiday to celebrate the health and happiness of their youngsters. Children of all ages and persuasions in Tucson will follow suit on Saturday, May 6, at the fourth annual Children’s Day Festival at Yume Japanese Gardens, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson opened in January 2013 as Southern Arizona’s only authentic Japanese gardens. Each May since, the non-profit has attracted hundreds to its Children’s Day Festival, with traditional Japanese wooden toys, goldfish netting, yukata (summer-weight kimonos) for youngsters to wear, and handicrafts, such as origami (paper folding).
New activities this year include showing children how to make bento: box-shaped containers that are universal in Japan for carrying home-packed meals to school or work. Bento kits, assembly lessons, chopsticks, and rice and other food for the boxes will be for sale for $15.
Additionally, a flamboyantly dressed role-player – personified by Lani Chan (aka Lani Villanueva) – will entertain children as the singing and dancing Miku Hatsune, an anime character and virtual pop star famous in Japan as a “vocaloid,” or humanoid persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application.
Admission to the Festival costs $10 for adults and $3 for children fifteen and under. To fight early summer temperatures, visitors can purchase traditional Japanese foods, such as cold noodles and shaved, flavored ices.
Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson are located at 2130 Alvernon Way, immediately south of the Tucson Botanical Gardens and are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. It showcases five traditional Japanese garden designs, a large koi pond, a replica traditional Japanese house, and a museum currently featuring an exhibition of classical and contemporary hand-painted Japanese hanging scrolls.”
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For more information on the Children’s Day Festival or the Gardens, call (520) 272-3200, write email@example.com or visit the Gardens website at yumegardens.org.