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Japanese Cultural Fair
Date: 6/8/2013 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Cost: Free

Mission Plaza overflows with the celebration of Japanese music, traditional dance, food and crafts at this popular annual festival. Powerful drummers, the San Francisco Taiko Dojo, thrill the audience, along with storytellers, martial arts demonstrations and healing arts vendors. Sushi, noodles and green tea ice cream are always favorites. Call Chieko Yoshikawa, 831-462-4589. Cost: FREE 


Main Stage Schedule
11:00 am
Chanting/ Zen Center Members
11:30 am Taiko/ Watsonville Taiko Group
12:00 pm Martial Arts Demonstration/ Aikido of Santa Cruz
12:30 pm Official Greetings/ Mayor of Santa Cruz + Japanese Consul General at San Francisco
12:50 pm Koto/ Marimo Kai
1:10 pm Minyou/ Matsutoyo Kai
1:40 pm Shakuhachi/ Karl Young
2:00 pm Bon Odori/ Chieko
2:30 pm Kyogen/ Theatre of Yugen
3:00 pm Shamisen/ Hougaku Kai
3:30 pm Okinawan Dance/ Ohtori Kinsen-Kai
4:00 pm Koto/ Shirley Muramoto Koto Studio
4:30 pm Folktale/ Brenda Aoki
5:00 pm Taiko/ San Francisco Taiko Dojo
MC: Doug Grude

Meditation Stage Schedule at Zen Center
11:00 am
Bonsai Demonstration/ Don White
12:00 pm Miso & Natto Workshop/ Manfred Warmuth
1:00 pm Ikebana/ Ikenobo Watsonville Group
2:00 pm Kimono Workshop/ Keiko
3:00 pm Tea Ceremony/Tsuji Shachu
1:00-5:00 pm Otemae (Tea Ceremony Workshop) 1:15 2:15 4:15
4:00-5:00 pm Obon Sejiki Ceremony (food offering to spirits and ancestors in Zen tradition)