Performances

 

 

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Main Stage Schedule

 

  

MC by Tomo "Angie" Hoku

 

Saturday, June 29th

10:30 a.m. ~ 11:00 a.m. Japanese Ensemble Drumming
By Seattle Kokon Taiko
11:15 a.m. ~ 11:35 a.m. Songs of Hope with Little Dancers
By Songs of Hope
11:45 a.m. ~ 12:15 p.m. Traditional Karate Demonstration
By Washington Shotokan Association
12:30 p.m. ~ 12:50 p.m. Songs of Dreams (Yume Medley)
By Evergreen Glee Club (EGC)
1:00 p.m. ~ 1:20 p.m. Beautiful Harmony
By UV Dance Squad
1:30 p.m. ~ 1:45 p.m. DOMO Appearance
By NHK WORLD-JAPAN
2:00 p.m. ~ 2:45 p.m. This is Awa Odori ~Japanese Soul Dance~
By Necchu Schools 熱中小学校
3:00 p.m. ~ 3:20 p.m. Sound Singers
By Sound Singers
3:30 p.m. ~ 3:50 p.m. Kotojazz Seasons
By Koto into Jazz
4:00 p.m. ~ 4:30 p.m. Izakaya and U DON Talk
By Seattle Izakaya and Noodles Team
(Teinei, Yoroshiku, Suika/Tamari Bar, U:Don)
4:45 p.m. ~ 5:15 p.m. Okinawan Taiko Drumming
By Okinawa Kenjin Kai Chijinshuu

 

 

Sunday, June 30th

10:00 a.m. ~ 10:20 a.m. Ishi Yama Battojutsu
By Ishi Yama Battojutsu
10:30 a.m. ~ 10:45 a.m. DOMO Appearance
By NHK WORLD-JAPAN
11:00 a.m. ~ 11:45 a.m. Halau Hula O Makanaokalani
By Halau Hula o Makanaokalani
11:45 a.m. ~ 12:15 p.m. Japanese Classical Martial Arts 日本古武道
by Shintokan Dojo 神稲館道場
12:30 p.m. ~ 1:00 p.m. Salmon Filet Show
By Ten Sushi / Shinichiro Takahashi
1:15 p.m. ~ 1:45 p.m. きもの浪漫!"KIMONO FOREVER"
By 一般社団法人きものアート KIMONO ART
2:00 p.m. ~ 2:45 p.m. Awa Odori Dance Contest
By Necchu Schools 熱中小学校Japan Fair
3:00 p.m. ~ 3:30 p.m. Cosplay Contest
By Sakura-Con
4:00 p.m. ~ 4:30 p.m. Japanese Taiko Drumming
By CHIKIRI & The School of TAIKO

 

 

 

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Performance Descriptions

 

MC by Tomo "Hoku" Angie: Tomo (AKA Hoku) has been a bilingual emcee for many years in both Hawaii and Seattle, doing various events involving Hawaiian music, hula, sports, information technology and/or food & hospitality industries. She also works as an event promoter: she has done many Hawaiian- and Japanese- related events, and more recently is supporting Bollywood (Indian) events in greater Seattle area. Tomo works freelance as an interpreter and translator as well as a tour coordinator, and is also a regular contributor as a travel writer for a Japanese magazine. And as if those gigs aren't keeping her busy enough, she also fulfills her creative interests by being a recording artist for Hindi-Japanese songs, and also by posing as a model at Gage Academy of Art.
www.tomohokuangie.com

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Ensemble Drumming by Seattle Kokon Taiko: Japanese Ensemble Drumming.
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Seattle Kokon Taiko (SKT), Washington’s first performing taiko ensemble, is based in the local Japanese American community and has performed at schools, arts festivals, street fairs, community programs, corporate events and in concert throughout Washington and Oregon. SKT traces its roots to the Seattle Taiko Group, which formed in April 1980 following a dynamic performance by Ondekoza at the Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival. In SKT, we try to combine the ancient with the modern; our repertoire is a mix of traditional pieces and contemporary compositions. Through taiko, we hope to contribute to the development of a uniquely Japanese American art form –Japanese in origin, American in expression– that weaves threads of continuity between generations and builds bridges of understanding among people of all nationalities and walks of life.
https://seattlekokontaiko.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Songs of Hope with Little Dancers by Songs of Hope: Animation movie music from Disney and Ghibli.
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Songs of Hope (SOH) is a Seattle-based musician group established to support Tohoku (north-eastern Japan) through a benefit concert series after the March 11th triple disaster in 2011. Their musical activities have been spread throughout the community, and now, in addition to doing concerts, they also often appear in a variety of events and visit schools.
Through their support activities, SOH became the mother organization for the community choir “Chorus of Hope”, the bake sale group “Nadeshiko Bakery" and the study group “Seattle To Fukushima: Helping Mothers in Fukushima through Study and Activities”. Since 2016, SOH has been supporting “NPO いわき放射能市民測定室「たらちね」/Mothers’ Radiation Lab Fukushima", a radiation measuring center and clinic run by mothers in Fukushima with the physicians.

 

Traditional Karate Demonstration by Washington Shotokan Association: We will highlight our youth students ages 5-11 demonstrating their skills through kihon (basic techniques), and kata (pattern moves). We will also highlight our elite black belt community with advanced skills and applied kata.
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We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting traditional Shotokan karate in a formal, respectful, and fun environment. Our instructors help students reach their athletic goals, as well as leveraging the benefits of self-discipline, respect toward self and others, and strengthening their body and mind.
http://www.washingtonshotokan.com

 

 

 

 

Songs of Dreams (Yume Medley) by Evergreen Glee Club (EGC): EGC will perform a medley of songs in Japanese featuring Yume, or Dream. The entire performance will be 18 minutes. We will be accompanied by our pianist and led by our conductor.
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The Evergreen Glee Club (EGC) is the only Japanese men's chorus in Seattle with a 11 year history. Over the years, we have performed at a multitude of venues including Mariner's home game 2x (US National Anthem), Sakura-con 2x, Japan Fair 2x, Japan Week 3x, and other similar venues.
https://egcseattle.com/

 

  

Beautiful Harmony by UV DANCE SQUAD: Dance
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Performing Arts
https://www.uvperformingarts.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOMO Appearance by NHK WORLD-JAPAN: DOMO Appearance on stage.
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NHK WORLD-JAPAN. Watch NHK around the globe in many different languages.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is Awa Odori ~Japanese Soul Dance~ by Necchu Schools 熱中小学校: Learn Awa Odori from the master. Legendary figure, Hideaki Oka, has flown in from Tokushima, Japan to teach Awa Odori to Japan Fair. Awa Odori is the largest dance festival in Japan! The easy to learn dance is fun for everyone and doesn't require any dancing experience. ♪The dancers are fools, the watchers are fools. Both are fools alike, so why not dance♪ Join the Awa Odori Dance Contest as well! http://japanfairus.org/page/awa-odori
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Entering the Gojyahei Ren at the age of 19, Oka has devoted his life to Awa Odori since. At 39, he became the head of the Gojyahei Ren and has put strength into spreading the "Gojyahei Style". He has performed his Awa Odori at the former Emperor's 80th birthday, and has also been awarded by Tokushima Prefecture in 2013. Currently, he his not only spreading Awa Odori across Japan, but is even spreading it around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Sound Singers by Sound Singers: Variety of songs in Japanese and English.
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Japanese and non Japanese chorus group.
http://soundsingers.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Kotojazz Seasons by Koto into Jazz: Music derived from the influences of Shinto's homage to nature and traditional Koto music.
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Kotojazz includes jazzed up versions of traditional Japanese koto music and themes, and my original scores.
http://Kotojazz.com

 

 

 

 

 

Izakaya and U DON Talk by Seattle Izakaya and Noodles Team (Teinei, Yoroshiku, Suika/Tamari Bar, U:Don): Learn about izakayas!
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Japanese Izakaya and Udon restaurants in Seattle will team up to promote Japanese cuisine.
Teinei, Yoroshiku, Suika and U:Don in Seattle will team up to promote Japanese cuisine at Japan Fair!
https://teinei-seattle.com/
https://www.yoroshikuseattle.com/
http://suikaseattle.com/
https://www.tamaribarseattle.com/
https://freshudon.com/

 

 

 

Okinawa Taiko Drumming by Okinawa Kenjin Kai Chijinshuu: Okinawan taiko drumming, dance and music.
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Ishi Yama Battojutsu by Ishi Yama Battojutsu: Traditional Japanese Battojutsu with kata/waza and tamashigiri.
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A local martial arts school in Seattle that focuses on an american expression of traditional Japanese swordsmanship, specifically in battojutsu which includes kata, and tamashigiri.
https://www.ishiyamab.com/

 

 

 

 

Halau Hula O Makanaokalani by Halau Hula o Makanaokalani: Hula Dancing.
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Halau Hula O Makanaokalani is a hula group based in Kirkland.

 

 

 

 

 

  

Japanese Classical Martial Arts 日本古武道 by Shintokan Dojo 神稲館道場: We will be demonstrating some techniques from several different koryu bujutsu, or classical martial traditions. The weapons and techniques were developed by the feudal warrior class and passed down from teacher to student for hundreds of years. Not only do these martial traditions preserve the physical techniques used by these warriors, but also the mental, psychological, and spiritual training considered essential for success in battle.
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In 1995, Phil and Nobuko Relnick began teaching classical Japanese martial arts at the Shintokan Dojo in Woodinville after many decades studying and teaching in Japan.

 

 

 

Salmon Filet Show by TenSushi LLC/Shinichiro Takahashi: Cuting for Salmon and serving sashimi.
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http://www.tensushiseattle.com/

 

 

 

きもの浪漫! "KIMONO FOREVER" by 一般社団法人きものアート KIMONO ART: KIMONO ARTは、きものショー“KIMONO FOREVER”を披露“。 日本の民族衣装である着物は見て楽しい!着て楽しい!素敵な衣装です。この度は過去から現代、未来へと続く着物をご覧いただきます。着物の魅力を存分にお楽しみください。写真は先日送りましたのをお使いください。
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KIMONO ART
http://www.kimonoart.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cosplay Contest by Sakura-Con: Join us on Sunday, June 30th with your best cosplay for a chance to win a complimentary membership for you and a friend.
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Sakura-Con is the Northwest’s oldest and largest anime, manga, gaming, and Asian culture convention. Hosted by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Sakura-Con began in 1998 as a small, three-day event: a party for anime fans at the Double Tree Inn, in Tukwila Washington. In recent years, Sakura-Con boasts an attendance of over 23,000 individuals. As the size of the fan base has steadily grown, so has the scope of their mission. Operated by a 100% all-volunteer staff, their main goal is to foster learning about the cultures that bring us our favorite media. Sakura-Con 2020 will be held on April 10 - 12, so make sure to save the date! To be one of the first members for 2020, please join us on stage in your best cosplay for a chance to win a complimentary membership for you and a friend. Sign ups will be at our table before the contest on Sunday, June 30th. For any questions, please email info@sakuracon.org.
http://sakuracon.org/

 

 

 

Japanese Taiko Drumming by CHIKIRI & The School of TAIKO: A Japanese music program combining the strong sound of Taiko drums and the wispy sound of Japanese flutes by the students of The School of TAIKO.
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CHIKIRI & The School of TAIKO provides Fun and Exciting Japanese Taiko Drumming programs based in Seattle/Bellevue since 2009. This group founded by full time Japanese Taiko Performers Ringtaro and Asako Tateishi. Ringtaro is former member of world renowned Taiko group “ONDEKOZA” for 10 years and performed daily at Walt Disney World/Epcot for 7 years. Asako also at Epcot as Disney’s international artist. The School of TAIKO provides Taiko classes for all level. Currently about 80 students are in classes and enjoy lessons and performances. They provide various performances for 100,000 audiences / years at Sakura-con, Celebrate Asia, Cherry Blossom Festival, Japan Fair, Japan Week and more mainly in Puget Sounds area. Furthermore, since 2014 they produce the "Bellevue World TAIKO Festival" with special guest performers from Japan and out of state for introducing high quality Japanese performing arts and connect community by world music. Through this events, they donate Taiko equipment / programs for victim of natural disasters and challenged schools.
https://www.japancreativearts.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mini Stage Schedule

 

Saturday, June 29th

Stage 1
Tea Ceremony Demonstration 茶道
by Chanoyu Seattle Omotesenke-Ryu 茶の湯シアトル表千家流
 11:15 a.m. ~   12:30 p.m. ~   3:00 p.m. ~ 
         
Stage 2
Ikebana Demonstration 生け花
by Ikebana International Seattle #19
1:00 p.m. ~ 2:00 p.m.
Bonsai Demonstration 盆栽
by Puget Sound Bonsai Association
3:00 p.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.

 

 

Sunday, June 30th

Stage 1
Tea Ceremony Demonstration 茶道
by Chado Urasenke Tankokai Seattle Association 裏千家淡交会シアトル協会
11:30 a.m. ~ 12:15 p.m. ~ 1:30 p.m. ~ 2:45 p.m. ~ 3:30 p.m. ~
         
Stage 2
Bonsai Demonstration 盆栽
by Puget Sound Bonsai Association
1:00 p.m. ~ 2:00 p.m.
Ikebana Demonstration 生け花
by Ikebana International Seattle #19
3:00 p.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

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