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Monday, April 28, 2014

Program of the Long Island Sakura Matsuri

 I will perform two dances and a song at the Long Island Sakura Matsuri.
Sat. May 3rd, 2014


今年のロングアイランド桜祭りの舞台は数年ぶりに古典踊りを披露いたします。
王朝時代に中国サッポウシ接待の折
秋の晩餐にて踊られたいたとされる古典女おどりの一つが月見おどりださそうです。

月見を主題にする唄で、「月の清らさ」で親指と人指指で作る月見手(ちちみてぃー)の
所作を左手で表現します。



Ryukyu court dance: 
Tsukimi Odori: A dance while viewing a moon
This dance is a part of the classical genre of dances, which were performed at the Royal Court during the Ryukyu Kingdom ear of the 18th Century.



Zo Odori: 
Nuchi Bana: A lai of cherry flower
This dance is a part of the genre of popular dance.
The dancer wears a Kasuri kimono and dances with a garland made of red and white flowers and with castanets.


Sanshin Folk Song:
 Tsuki Nu Kaisha: Beautiful Moon
This folk song is written on the Yaeyama Island of Okinawa,
the song's lyric is written in the Yaeyama dialect, and
 is called lullaby of the night.

Theater:

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Ryu Shu Taiko
Junko Fisher : Okinawan dance
10tecomai Japanese "Yosakoi" dance
Ichifujikai Traditional dance

3:30PM-5:00PM
Masayo Ishigure & Group: Koto & Shamisen
Junko Fisher: Okinawan dance & Sanshin 
Kaoru Watanabe & Group: Fue & Taiko


Main Lobby:

12:00 - 12:20 PM - Taiko Drums
12:25 - 12:30 PM - SCC Asian Club Yosakoi Soran

Main Lobby:
12:00 PM - Bento Box Lunches & Can Green Tea for Sale
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ikebana Demo & Workshop - Sogetsu Ryu Ikebana School
2:30 PM-3:00 PM Cha-no Yu Tea Ceremoney - LI Ca no Yu Kai
4:00PM "Tosenkyo" Paper fun toss game


Chapel/Bamboo Atruim:

2:00 PM - 2:30PM Kamishibai - Japanese syle story telling w/ Seiko Teranishi
2:30PM - 3:30PM Shakuhachi Bamboo Flute w/ Bob Blyman

Theater Lobby:

12:00PM-5:00PM: Exhibits
1:00PM-4:00PM: Origami Workshop
2:00PM-5:00PM: SUB Go Club tournament

Charles B. Wang Center
State University of NY at Stoney Brook
Stony Brook, New York

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Review of the White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival

It was a bit windy and cold at the Park today.
Some Okinawan friends came to the festival.
It was nice to see friends at the festival.

今日の桜祭りはお天気は晴れ、
ときより冷たい風が吹いたり寒く感じました。
風のせいか、
演奏中に三線の中弦が緩んでしまい歌の途中で調弦しなおしたり、
着物の裾がめくれたりと、ちょぴり大変な舞台でしたけど、、。
沖縄のお友達が舞台横に来てくれたり、
記念撮影したりと楽しくすごすことができました。



Okinawan friends in West Chester
Okinawan friends in Queens.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Ryukyu Dance & Music School Starts in June

 My classes will open in June.
Please contact me anytime!

Ryukyu Dance and Music Lessons
Summer 2014
Sundays, 2:00 pm
Location: All Star Studios
108-21 72nd Avenue, Forest Hills, New York


(Please visit Austin Street, Forest Hills,  for an Annual Street Festival on June 8th
and see our studios)


琉球舞踊、沖縄民謡レッスン始めます。
どうぞご参加ください。
一緒に歌い踊り楽しみましょう。


(718)631-2637
Junkofisher@verizon.net


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bouquet of roses

Today, my husband gave me a bouquet of roses for the best performer of dance program for me. 


ピンクの木蓮、ピンクの桜が咲き初めている
この頃、
今日は、主人がピンクのバラの花束をプレゼント、
つい心もピンク色に染まりそう。

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Very Cherry Easter Sunday!

Magnolia and cherries are blossoming at the John Golden park, Bayside, Queens.
近くの公園に花見撮影に行ってきました。

Magnolia

Cherry





Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring Flowers & Cherry Blossom Report

The first cherry blossom in Douglaston, Queens, New York.
桜開花一番の写真です。
今朝撮影
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This photo is taken by my friend Yasuko san few days ago.
North Carolina
ノースカロライナ州の春の風景です。

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Program of the White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival

Time schedule of the stage program
and the workshop
of the White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival:
Sunday April 27th, 2014
11:30 am - 5:00 pm



I will perform Okinawan folk songs accompanies myself on Sanshin.
Song: Uchina-, Okinawa Sodachi, Menso-re Uchina-kai, Tsuki nu Kaisha, Asadoya Yunta

うちなー、沖縄育ち、めんそーれうちなーかい、月ぬ美しゃ、安里屋ユンタ
などを演奏し唄います。





Sunday, April 13, 2014

Dress Rehearsal and Make Up Lesson

Today, I am doing dress rehearsal for Cherry Blossom stage program. 
This year, I am going to perform a classical dance at the Wang Center and have to practice hard on make up,  hair and dance. 
桜祭り舞台に向けてドレスリハーサル行いました。




Today's make for Classical female dance:





Saturday, April 12, 2014

Restaurant Okinawa

We went to the Japanese restaurant called OKINAWA tonight.
Yay! Yankees won today's game!

Friday, April 11, 2014

New Cherry tote bag

I created a small tote with the thick Obi fabric (Chemical fiber woven fabric).
This tote bag is really cute!
Check out my new bag for Spring on Etsy.
久しぶりにミニトートバッグ作ってました。
織り 布地でしっかりとしたバッグです。


http://www.etsy.com/shop/JunkoBoutique




Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cherry Blossom Festival in NY

Happy Sunday!

Cherry blossom festivals are coming soon to New York!

I will be joining the White Plains Sakura Matsuri and the Long Island Sakura Matsuri. 

大分暖かくなりました。
辺りでは水仙の花が咲き始めていますが、
桜は、まだ蕾、開花は2週間待ちかな。
でも気も早々と桜祭りのフライヤーご紹介します。



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I will be informing details on  the Long Island Sakura Matsuri program later.

ロングアイランド桜祭り情報はまた後ほど。