Events 2013

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Saturday, October 19
Fukushima is Here
Ocean Beach, San Francisco

Sunday, June 3
Oh-In Taiko performance -Tsunami Fundraiser

OH-IN Taiko and Jimi Nakagawa will be performing this coming Sunday, 6/3 for Tsunami Fundraiser at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church! Please come join us!

<Place> Walnut Creek United Methodist Church
1543 Sunnyvale Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
*12:00-12:05 kick off taiko by Shohei Takani & Jimi Nakagawa
*13:00- taiko performance by OH-IN taiko

1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Friday April 27
Nikkei Matsuri Presents An Evening of ‘Music From The Heart’

Featuring Ayako Hosokawa
7:00-9:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
San Jose Buddhist Betsuin Gymnasium
As a well known vocalist in the Bay Area Japanese American community, Ayako shares her love of music and song with a variety of popular and contemporary American music that she has grown to love during her international music career. This evening, she will be accompanied by: Shota Okabe, Bob Kenmotsu, Ken Okada and Rich Alegria.

A portion of the concert proceeds will be donated to JCCCNC’s Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Tickets are $15 ($20 at the door) and are available from Nikkei Traditions-San Jose Japantown, Wesley Methodist Church, Yu Ai Kai and Nikkei Matsuri Board Members.

Saturday, March 24
The Chicago Botanic will host “Resilience: Lessons from Japan” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Ill. Program will discuss how Japan’s traditions, teachings and cultural arts can “strengthen the human spirit.” Highlights: dance, taiko and garden-inspired lectures. Presenters: Fujima Shunojo, founder and master teacher of Fujima Ryu of Chicago, Tatsu Aoki, artistic director and executive producer of Tsukasa Taiko, Calvin Manshio, attorney and principal of Manshio Law Firm, P.C., Dennis Makishima, master bonsai and tree pruner, wellness consultant and Chicago Botanic Garden volunteer Donna Kobayashi. Register for the free program: Parking: $20 for non-members. Info: (847) 835-5440.

Through Sunday, March 25
Transformer, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit and DanDans, a Tokyo-based artist collective, present “2:46 and thereafter,” an exhibition (Pepco Edison Place Art Gallery, at 701 Ninth St., NW, Washington, D.C) that highlights 18 emerging Japanese artists’ responses to the disasters. Closing reception includes a performance by On Megumi Akiyoshi, and will take place Saturday, March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Gallery’s hours: Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m., Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 17 and 24, noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 25, noon to 4 p.m. Info: (202) 483-1102 or

Tuesday, March 27
Shige Higashi, publisher of Cultural News will be featured at the Nibei Foundation’s Japan Study Club’s “Tohoku Report: People and Lives in One Year after the Disaster,” at the Terasaki Foundation Laboratory Building, 11570 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles at 7:30 p.m. Reception and dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. Admission includes dinner; costs $10 per person. RSVP by Friday, March 23; or (310) 479-6101 ext. 134.

Every Week

Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts: Tsunami Sushi and Nihon Sake Donation> Tsunami Panhandle Tsunami sushi at both the Panhandle and Mission Bay locations will give 10 percent of Japanese sake bottle sales to help Japan. Restaurant Nihon will also contribute 10 percent of sales from Japanese whiskey bottles. This will go on indefinitely. 1306 Fulton (at Divisadero) San Francisco, CA 94117 | Haight/ Fillmore | 567-7664 Map |