Tucson Japanese Meet Up dinner on Nov. 18 at U Like Buffet

TUCSON JAPANESE MEET-UP on Nov. 18 at U Like Buffet

“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. You’ll be able to get more information on the volunteer of Tucson Japanese Festival (1/19/2019)Everyone is welcome including newcomers to Tucson.

Date: Sunday,Nov.18th      

Time: 6pm

Location : U-LIKE BUFFET(www.ulikebuffet.com)

 5101 North Oracle Road,TUCSON, AZ. 85704     

Fee:$14 adult(11yrs and over),9(6-10yrs),7(3-5yrs) free under 2yrs

Drink $2.50tip includedPlease give the fee on site.                                                                                                               

Please send the names of all participants prior to Nov.15th to

YukihiroYukiIbuki  yibukijp@gmail.comcell: 520-907-1934

Please feel free to ask any questions. Thank you.


Japanese Association of Tucson

Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition


みなさま いかがお過ごしでしょうか。

ツーソンにお住まいの日本人あるいは日本文化に興味のある方の親睦の場として交流会を下記の通り計画しました。新しくツーソンに来られた方、様々なジャンルの方達と交流を深めて情報交換出来ればと思います。駐在の方、研究者、学生、企業で働く単身赴任の方も大いに歓迎です。来年119日に行われるTucson Japanese Festivalのボランティアに興味がある方の説明会もあります。みなさま、お誘いあわせの上、是非ご参加ください。


日時:1118 (日)午後6

場所:U-LIKE BUFFET(www.ulikebuffet.com)

 5101 North Oracle Road,TUCSON, AZ. 85704          

会費: 大人(11歳以上)$14 6-10歳$9 3-5歳$7 2歳以下無料  Drink$ 2.5  チップ含んでいます。当日お店の方が集めます。                        

参加ご希望の方は、1115()までに 伊吹之博 yibukijp@gmail.com

cell: 520-907-1934)までご連絡ください。また何でもご遠慮なくお問い合わせ願います。皆様にお会いできるのを楽しみにしております。”

Japanese Association of Tucson

Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition


39th Annual Koi Show on Oct. 10 and 11 at Oro Valley Marketplace

November 9, 2018
8:00 a.m. Start setting up for the show
Noon-4:00 p.m. Vendor Set-up
2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Fish Registration.
6:30 p.m.-??? Meet the Judges Dinner at the home of John and LaDoris Goudy
November 10, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Fish Registration & Check-in
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Public viewing of Koi, entertainment & vendor displays
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Judging of the Fish.
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Awards Banquet at El Molinito, 10180 N. Oracle
November 11, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Show talk and Breakfast at the home of Patti and David Carlson
9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. Public viewing of exhibits and Vendors
10:00 – Noon Vendor Specials
Noon till done Koi Auction
1:00 p.m. Super Raffle
3:30 p.m. Fish Removal
*****Note: Out of town entrants may request early fish removal but not before 2 p.m.

Steinway Piano Gala with Jon Nakamatsu on Oct. 29 to 31

The Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona presents
“Steinway Piano Gala” featuring Van Cliburn-Competition gold medalist Jon Nakamatsu
to celebrate the new Peter & Debbie Coogan Steinway D in Crowder Hall.
In addition to a solo recital, the celebrated pianist will offer a master class
and an all-school convocation in Crowder Hall (1017 N. Olive Rd. in Tucson).Nakamatsu’s solo recital will take place on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
The program will include Clementi’s Sonata in F-sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 5;
Beethoven’s Sonata in D Major, Op. 28 “Pastorale;”
and Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5 by Brahms.
Tickets are available from the College of Fine Arts Box Office:
520-621-1162, tickets.arizona.edu.A master class featuring Fred Fox School of Music piano performance majors
on Monday, October 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
in Crowder Hall is free admission and open to the public.During the All-School Convocation in Crowder Hall on Wednesday, October 31,
Mr. Nakamatsu will share stories about his experience, as he is interviewed
by Fred Fox School of Music faculty member and Steinway Artist John Milbauer,
followed by a Q&A session. The public is also invited to this event.This series of events featuring Jon Nakamatsu celebrates the culmination of a
piano campaign initiated by the Fred Fox School of Music Advisory Board
to raise funds for two new Steinway concert grand pianos for both of our performance halls.
Thanks to generous donors Peter and Debbie Coogan,we now have two beautiful new Steinway pianos in our building. This performance will feature the
Peter & Debbie Coogan Steinway D.”https://music.arizona.edu/events/steinway-piano-gala-featuring-jon-nakamatsu/

Gila River Monument clean up and remembrance on November 3

· Hosted by JACL Arizona Chapter

“On Saturday, November 3, 2018, chapter and community members will gather for the autumn Gila River Monument Clean-up. This visit will be marked as a time of remembrance.

This project consists of picking up trash and painting over graffiti. Supplies, such as trash bags, paint, brushes, gloves, as well as water, will be provided. Participants are advised to wear outdoor-appropriate work clothing and footgear.

Participants will assemble at the Casa Blanca Market/Gas Station (2577 Casa Blanca Road, Bapchule, AZ 85121, Exit 175 from the I-10) at 9:00 a.m., prompt. A Gila River Land Use Ordinance Officer will escort us onto the monument site via car caravan. If entering the site, participants are required to provide their names and the description and license plate of their vehicles to the officer. If interested in this project, please submit names and vehicle information to Donna Cheung [dcheung2721@gmail.com] or 602-501-3505 by Saturday, October 27. Thank you.

Lunch reception and programming to follow.”


Fall Enchanted Evenings at Yume Japanese Gardens on Oct. 25 to 29

Fall Enchanted Evenings at Yume Japanese Gardens on
Oct. 25 to 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Shakuhachi flute player Paul Amiel at Yume Japanese Gardens

“Venture into the Gardens after dusk and immerse yourself in the bewitching glow of candle- and lantern light, accompanied by evocative recorded traditional Japanese melodies played on bamboo flute, thekoto (the 13-stringed national instrument of Japan), and theshamisen, or Japanese lute.

This fall our Enchanted Evenings take place from Thursday, October 25 to Monday, October 29. Stroll Yume’s paths from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in search of haunting perceptions of a landscape that you can sense, but not readily see. Admission is $15 per person.

Parking for this event is restricted to the lot inside our main gate on North Alvernon Way and to East Justin Lane, one half block south of the Gardens. Parking is NOT permitted on East Hampton Place, immediately north of Yume. If you park on a residential street, please be mindful not to block our neighbors’ driveways.”

2130 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson