Japanese cultural activities/performances at 2017 Tucson Meet Yourself

Annual folklife festival will be held again at El Presidio Park and Jacome Plaza in downtown Tucson on October 13 to 15, 2017. Maps and info at www.tucsonmeetyourself.org.

Schedule  for Japanese cultural activities:

Saturday Oct. 14: Alameda  Stage (west of Church Ave.)

11 a.m. Ryushinkan Dojo (sword/jujitsu)
5 p.m. Odaiko Sonora taiko drummers (photo below)

Odaiko Sonora drummers

Sunday Oct. 15, Alameda Stage (west of Church Ave.)
11:30 a.m.UA Kyudo & AZ Kyudo Kai (archery)
3 p.m. Mari Kaneta’s Suzuyuki Kai – traditional kabuki dances (photo below)

Suzuyuki Kai dancers

 Saturday/Sunday, 11 to 6 p.m. along Church Avenue, will be folks arts:
Akiko Victorson Japanese Shodo Calligraphy
Chieko (Chi) Nakano Origami
Also again this year — popular Japanese takoyaki (octopus balls) and ramen booth (E 23) in El Presidio Park in downtown Tucson near the City Hall Stage.  All three days.

Michael and Tomomi Katz at their 2017 takoyaki/ramen booth at TMY, courtesy of Miyako McKay

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