Posted by Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, Editor
Please click on the Calendar link for more information on Japanese cultural events in Southern Arizona
For Upcoming Japanese Movies, go to our separate link: http://www.southernazjapan.org/upcoming-movies/
Tucson Japanese Language School schedule for 2018 to 2019 (ongoing)
Enchanted Evenings on April 26 to 28 at Yume Japanese Gardens
” Come stroll the gardens after dusk while listening to recordings of Japanese folk melodies. The gardens will be softly illuminated by lanterns and candlelight. Japanese food will be available for purchase from the Takoyaki (Balls) Food Truck.
Enchanted Evenings runs Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm each night.
Adult admission is $15, children 3-15 $5, and children 2 and under are free. Because this is the last event of the spring season, admission for members of Yume is FREE! “
Jake Shimabukuro at the Rialto Theatre on May 1st (May Day)
Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele master from Honolulu Hawaii is returning to play his ukulele at the Rialto Theatre. He is Gosei, 5th generation Japanese American.
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1806373?utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent&utm_source=fbTfly (tickets $26 to $38). Rialto Theatre is at 318 E. Congress St. Tucson
TUCSON JAPANESE MEET-UP on May 11 at Wok & Roll
“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, especially newcomers to Tucson.
Location : WOK&ROLL(wokandrollaz.com/)
3000 WEST INA ROAD,TUCSON, AZ. 85741
Fee:$14 adult(12yrs and over),＄7(8-11yrs),＄5(4-7yrs) free under 3yrs
（Tip included, drink not included）Please give the fee on site (accept only cash).
Please send the names of all participants prior to May.8th to
Yukihiro（Yuki）Ibuki email@example.com（cell: 520-907-1934）
Please feel free to ask any questions. Thank you. TUCSON JAPANESE MEET UPのお知らせ
ツーソンにお住まいの日本人および日本文化に興味のある方の親睦の場として交流会Tucson Japanese Meet-Up（食事会）を下記の通り計画しました
場所：WOK&ROLL(wokandrollaz.com/) 3000 WEST INA ROAD,TUCSON, AZ. 85741
会費： 大人(12歳以上)$14 8-11歳＄7 4-7歳＄5 3歳以下無料 チップを含んでいます。
参加ご希望の方は、5月8日(水)までに 伊吹之博 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shidara Taiko Drummers at Fox Tucson Theatre on May 12
” Shidara was founded in 1989 by artistic director, Chabo. With deep roots in their remote Japanese village, Shidara performance carries a purity and devotion to the forest, and a festival harmony between the human and spirit worlds. Members practice and train eleven hours a day. They exceed mental and physical limitations as a way of life, creating an explosive dynamism onstage. Shidara hopes to bring people together, joining hands in reciprocal support while walking the essential path of mutual encouragement. Shidara’s exciting musical performances have created a huge stir in the North American Taiko communities and received standing ovations at the U.S. debuts, ensuing the popular demand which inspired their now extremely successful North American Tour!
Presented with Odaiko Sonora.”
May 12, at 3 p.m. at Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. (west of Stone Ave.)
Tickets $19 to $39 on Fox Theatre website
Music of the Masters concert at Grace St. Paul Episcopal Church on June 8
40th Annual Koi Show & Auction on Nov. 9 & 10, 2019 at Oro Valley Marketplace