Kyoto Tourist Information for September and October outside of Kyoto City

Kyoto Tourist Information for September and October outside of Kyoto City

Kyoto Tourist Information vol. 5 published by Kyoto Tourism Federation Meigetsu-no-Utage September 11 (Sat) 18:00 – 20:30 If  Sept 11 would be rain, the alternative date is September 12 (Sun). Location: Shoryuji Castle Park, 13-1, Shoryuji, Nagaokakyo City A stage will be set up in the Shoryuji Castle Park, and musical performances, poetry readings, poetry dances, and Japanese dance will be performed. There will be a tea ceremony service. There recently has been a rapid diversification in types of culture and styles of living, and this festival aims to foster understanding and preservation of traditional arts in the face...
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Korean-made Japanese language film “Sayonara Istuka” to premiere in the U.S., Sept 10-16

Korean-made Japanese language film “Sayonara Istuka” to premiere in the U.S., Sept 10-16

Latest popular Japanese language film “Sayonara Itsuka” will be screened at CGV Cinemas, 621 South Western Ave. in Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA 90010, from September 10 – 16.  www.cgvcinemas.com Show times: Sept 10-15: 11:10 am, 1:55 pm, 4:40 pm, 7:45 pm, 10:30 pm Sept 16: 11:10 am, 1:55 pm. 4:40 pm, 7:45 pm, 11:50 pm Originally written by Hitonari Tsuj, starring Miho Nakayama, Tuji’s wife, “Sayonara Itsuka” was produced by a Korean company with producer Katharine Kim and director John H Lee. “Sayonara Itsuka” has been released in Japan in January this year, and became a very popular film....
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Nikkei Calendar Date Correction: Little Tokyo vigil on Sept 9

Nikkei Calendar Date Correction: Little Tokyo vigil on Sept 9

Japanese American civil right advocacy groups to keep a vigil for Muslim Americans’ civil right On September 9 (Thursday) at 7:30 pm in front of the Japanese American National Museum, 100 North Central Ave, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress, the Japanese American Citizens League Pacific Southwest District, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council in cooperation with the Japanese American National Museum and other groups will keep a vigil to show support for Muslim Americans who are increasingly being subjected to a hateful campaign of anti-Muslim and anti-Islam lies and attacks. The vigil will...
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Lecture Note – Legacy of John Naka: Father of Bonsai in America – September 7, 2010

Lecture Note – Legacy of John Naka:  Father of Bonsai in America – September 7, 2010

Nibei Foundation / Japan Study Club Presenters: Larry Ragle and Nina Ragle Mr. Ragle is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley in forensic science.  He is the president of the California Bonsai Society and a member of Nanpu Kai, John Naka’s select club. Mr. Ragle is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Bonsai Foundation. Mr. Ragle’s wife, Mrs. Nina Ragle, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in philosophy.  She has a special interest in suiseki-rock display and viewing.  She is the editor of California Aiseki Kai’s newsletter.  She is also the author of...
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Lecture – Legacy of John Naka: Father of Bonsai in America, Sept 7

Lecture – Legacy of John Naka: Father of Bonsai in America, Sept 7

Nibei Foundation / Japan Study Club Lecture Series September 7 (Tuesday), 6:30 PM Subject: Legacy of John Naka: Father of Bonsai in America Speakers: Larry Ragle and Nina Ragle John Y Naka John Y. Naka was born in Ft. Lupton, Colorado, August 16, 1914. In 1922, upon the passing of John’s grandmother, his family, all but his eldest brother, returned to the family farm in Kurume, Japan. It was at his grandfather’s farm that he saw bonsai. His grandfather taught him the principles of bonsai and together they spent hours playing iroha card games featuring proverbs and working on...
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“Music and Dance of Edo” at Norton Simon, Sept. 10

“Music and Dance of Edo” at Norton Simon, Sept. 10

Cultural News, 2010 August Issue The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena presents “Music and Dance of Edo” by the Japanese Traditional Performing Arts Organization on Friday, Sept. 10, at 7:00 pm in conjunction with the current woodblock print exhibition “Hiroshige: Vision of Japan.” Admission free with a museum admission. Seats are open as first come first serve. Master performers Wakana Hanayagi, Jyorokusho Kineya, Kikusa Katada and Yasoyo Kineya of the Japanese Traditional Performing Arts Organization present a concert of traditional Japanese music and dance in a Japanese theater setting. Included are musical pieces for nagauta, the ensemble that traditionally...
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Nikkei Calendar: Aki Matsuri (Autumn Festival) Boutique for fundraising of West LA Japanese American activities, Sept 26

Nikkei Calendar: Aki Matsuri (Autumn Festival) Boutique for fundraising of West LA Japanese American activities, Sept 26

West Los Angeles Japanese American Citizens League presents “Aki Marsuri” on Sunday, September 26, from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm at Venice Japanese Community Center, 12448 Braddock Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. This annual fall event is a convenient way to kick off the holiday season. The shopping boutique features an array of vendors with specialty merchandise (clothing, jewelry, paper goods, household items, floral arrays, one of a kind art, crafts and designer goods). Find a unique gift for that special someone on your list, get something unusual to replace items in your house or closet, or just indulge...
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Manznar National Historic Site: Docent Programs, Sept 25, Oct 9, 10, Nov 13, 14

Manznar National Historic Site: Docent Programs, Sept 25, Oct 9, 10, Nov 13, 14

Fall 2010 Docent Programs at Manzanar The programs are free and open to the public. Manzanar National Historic Site Interpretive Center is located at 5001 Highway 395, six miles south of Independence, California. For walks, bring drinking water, sun protection, and appropriate footwear for level but uneven ground with dust and low brush. For more information on the programs, call (760) 878-2194 or visit Manzanar’s website at www.nps.gov/manz. September 25: Victor Mitsuno  meets and greets visitors from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Victor Mitsuno was a young child during World War II, when he and his family were sent...
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Hiroshima Tourist Information

Hiroshima Tourist Information

September 2010 Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau Tel: 082-247-6916. Fax: 082-247-6917.  Email: hcvb@hiroshima-navi.or.jp Hiroshima City Tourism and Exchange Department Tel: 082-504-2243.  Fax: 082-504-2253.  Email: kanko@city.hiroshima.jp Hiroshima has world famous Peace Memorial Park and two World Heritage Sites: the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Island. And more places to go. Bicycling: The City of Hiroshima is known as the City of Water because beautiful six rivers are running through the center of the city. And water of those rivers are merging into the Seto Inland Sea. One of the way of admiring the beauty of the...
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Artscape Japan >> Flying High in Nihonbashi: Tokyo’s Kite Museum

Artscape Japan >> Flying High in Nihonbashi: Tokyo’s Kite Museum

Cultural News, 2010 September Issue By Alan Gleason in Tokyo Tucked away on the fifth floor of a nondescript downtown Tokyo office building, the room is of modest dimensions. Yet to enter it is to step back in time, into one of the impossibly crowded little neighborhood toyshops, stuffed with gaudily dyed kites, paper balloons, dolls, model boats and planes, that I remember from my Tokyo childhood. The room is surely one of the most compact and jam-packed exhibit spaces in all of Japan: the Kite Museum in Nihonbashi. Every inch of aisle, wall and ceiling is covered with...
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Miho Museum 2010 Autumn News: Special exhibition to feature medieval Japanese ceramics

Miho Museum 2010 Autumn News: Special exhibition to feature medieval Japanese ceramics

Miho Museum in Shiga Prefecture, Japan www.miho.or.jp information@miho.or.jp Tel: +81-748-82-3411  Fax: +81-748-82-3414 Autumn Special Exhibition 2010 Ode to Early Pottery: Medieval Japanese Ceramics from the Six Old Kilns Sites and Their Vicinity September 4 to December 12, 2010 Featured at the autumn special exhibition are pots and jars necessary for storing the five grains (wheat, rice, beans, millet, and foxtail millet) and water in medieval Japan. The strength and simplicity that can be seen in their forms are one of the great allure of medieval Japanese pottery. The cherished ceramics of the six old kiln sites have captured the...
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Sushi chef goes to demonstrations

Chef Andy Matsuda Sushi Chef Institute

Cultural News, 2010 September Issue Andy Matsuda’s Sushi School / Cutting board talk Chef Andy Matsuda of Sushi Chef Institute will go to demonstrations: September 11 (Saturday) 1:00 PM: Sushi Demonstration at Temple City Library, 5939 Golden West Avenue, Temple City CA 91780, (626) 285-2136. September 18 (Saturday) 2:30 PM: Sushi Demonstration at Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254, (310) 379-8475. September 20 (Monday) 6:30  PM: Sushi 101 class at Sur La Table at the Original Farmer’s Market, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Hands-on. $79. For registration, call (323) 954-0121 or email Cooking027@surlatable.com September 25 (Saturday)...
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