Thursday, June 2, 2011

Several announcements for you

by aleks

• Bloedel Reserve's Celebration on Sunday, June 5th
Bloedel Reserve is celebrating the completion of the first phase of a restoration project in our Japanese Garden, including new landscaping and more accessible pathways.

OPENING DAY EVENTS: SUNDAY, JUNE 5
Seattle Kokon Taiko performance at 11:30 am
Uguisu-Kai Mixed Chorus (traditional music, dance and Okinawan Taiko) at 1:00pm
Evergreen Glee Club (traditional and modern songs) at 3:00pm
Music for koto performed by Takako Satoh

(admission to the above events is included in entry fees to the Reserve - a portion of the day’s admission fees will be donated to aid victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami)
Benefit performance of classical music by Bainbridge High School students at 12:15 pm (suggested donation of $10 for tsunami relief)

June Classes Celebrate Japanese Culture, Art and Horticulture
CALL 206-842-7631 to register for these classes and events
For more info go here...


• The UW School of music students and others are organizing benefit concert for Japan on June 11• 7:30 pm


Music Toward the Light
Calm Sees and Quiet Earth
Brechemin Auditorium

Music by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Andres, Piazzolla, Japanese Arts Songs and more

Please see details at the following link:
 http://musictowardthelight.eventbrite.com/ 


• PNBA Japan Culture Event, June 25-26

Dear friends of the PNBA and AiShinKai, LLC:
Please visit with us to celebrate Japanese martial and cultural arts, and our enduring friendship with the people of Japan.  Together with Hyogo Business and Cultural Center, PNBA is organizing a two-day/two-room, interactive display of Japanese traditional and modern culture, complete with hourly martial arts and cultural arts demonstrations.  We expect 8-9,000 visitors to the festival: visit our show “Our Great Neighbor Japan,” see live music, local fine arts and crafts, and enjoy good food.  In addition, I will be presenting Iaido: Japanese Swordsmanship on the main stage of the festival, Sunday 2:15-3:00pm.

I sincerely hope you can make it!
Best wishes,
Dr. Jonathan Bannister, Executive Director
For more info go here and here...


•  Seattle Japanese Garden Party 

Friday, July 22, 6:30-8:30 pm
This year’s event program highlights:
·  Horticultural Tour of the Seattle Japanese Garden  - 6:00pm. From the main gate.
·  Prize Drawing – During the evening’s event you will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Garden Party prize   drawling, where you could win one of several unique prizes. Your purchase helps support programs and events at the Seattle Japanese Garden.
·  Garden Party Entertainments – During the Garden Party enjoy the music provided by the Garfield High School Chamber Music Ensemble and Taiko performed by Kaze Taiko.
·         Sake Tasting- We are pleased to partner with Edward International Co., Inc. to offer you the opportunity to taste Asahi beer and premium Japanese sake. The Japan Prestige Sake Association will bring brewery representatives from Japan to assist with tasting tables.

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