Upcoming Events

Postd 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/



Kadomatsu demonstration on Dec. 14 at Yume Japanese Gardens

” We will demonstrate how to make a large, traditional Japanese New Year’s arrangement, made with pine and bamboo, called a kadomatsu. In Japan, these arrangements flank the entrances of homes and shops in pairs to welcome ancestral spirits and to assure prosperity in the New Year. The demo is free with regular Gardens admission. Sat. Dec. 14, from 11 to 2:00 at Yume Gardens, 2130 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson

After the demonstration, a hands-on workshop at 1:00 pm gives you the opportunity to make your own small kadomatsu to take home. Workshop cost: $30. Reservations required.” www.yumegardens.org



Talk/slide show on new hula book on Dec. 19 at Himmel Park Library

A new book by Dr. Min Yanagihashi  (retired from UA East Asian Studies Dept.) wrote in collaboration with Leiola Galla, Kumu Hula: Challenging Journey of a Hula Master has come out in early December.  It also deals with Japan—”There is a section on the globalization of hula, where Min discuss the development of hula in Japan, where there are today about 500,000 hula dancers, more than in Hawai’i, and there are two hula magazines.  It has caught on with the Japanese women!”

Public invited. Refreshments will be served. 


SAVE THE DATE: Our SAJCC sponsored 2020 Tucson Japanese Festival on January 18, at Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, celebrating Year of the Rat

Parking will be limited, so please car pool. Sun Shuttle #412 also provides service on River Rd. on Saturdays.

Updates will be posted on our FB page: www.facebook.com/southernazjapan/