Tucson Meet Yourself goes virtual in 2020, with some Japanese performances and food trucks roundup in October
Go to www.tucsonmeetyourself.org for all information
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Tucson Meet Yourself (TMY) festival is online for performances, and as for food, having several food truck roundup weekends. Schedule below for Japanese culture.
October 8 Mari Kaneta & Suzuyuki-kai traditional dance performances at 1 p.m and 3 p.m. (see website Calendar for online links). Updated with links of the performances below.
October 15 Odaiko Sonora taiko drum performances at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (see website Calendar for online links)
October 10 & 11 Takoyaki balls food booth/truck at Mercado San Agustin, 125 S. Avenida del Convento (west side), 11 to 5 p.m. take out only
October 17 & 18 Takoyaki balls food booth/truck at Cafe Santa Rosa, 2615 S. 6th Avenue (south), 11 to 5 p.m. take out only
October 24 & 25 Takoyaki balls food booth/truck at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Ft. Lowell Rd. (central), 11 to 5 p.m. take out only
Tomomi Katz on far left, with her helpers at her Takoyaki Balls food booth, photo courtesy of Steven Meckler for Tucson Meet Yourself
Also, new this year is Lit Up: Traditional Artists on Public Walls on Fridays starting Oct. 2nd to Oct. 23 , from dusk 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Three venues will be lit up at the Aloft Hotel, Tucson City Court, Winterhaven Square. UPDATE: two additional building sites added – PICOR and Kent’s Tools. See TMY website for locations.
Participating for Japanese culture are:
Mari Kaneta, Japanese traditional dance
Folk Arts Traditions:
Chieko (Chi) Nakano, Origami
Akiko Victorson, Japanese Shodo Calligraphy