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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Today's cherry blossom report

Wow! 

昨日、開いていた花びらは一つ
なんと今日はブルームです!




Tuesday, April 28, 2015

First Bloom of Yae Sakura

Finally, Yae sakura in our development are blooming!

八重桜やっと咲きました!







Sunday, April 26, 2015

View from Randall's Island

I went to Randall's Island.

Here are some photos from the island. The little island in the East River (between Manhattan Island and Randall's Island is called "Mill Rock". 

Please visit the Randall's Island Cherry Blossom Festival on May 2nd. 

Someiyoshino and Kuwanzan cherries are blossoming in the island. 

土曜日開催予定のランドルズ島桜祭りの
下見で今日ランドルズ島へ行ってきました。





Friday, April 24, 2015

Preview of Upcoming Sakura Matsuri Festivals

Schedule of upcoming Sakura Matsuri festivals!



Friday, May 1st
Noon - 5:00 pm
IONA College
715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Campus Quad

I am happy to join their first cherry blossom festival.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRq6R7Rto1g

My Okinawan folk music will be shown around Noon
(25 minutes show)

アイオナ大学桜祭りで
沖縄民謡唄三線を披露します。
第一回目の祭りの
幕開けで歌います。

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Satruday, May 2nd (Noon)
11:00 - 3:00 pm
Randall Island Sakura Matsuri
Our dance group will be performing three Okinawan dances.

Here is their face book. 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Randalls-Island-Park/129268143754929?sk=insights

Cherry Blossom Agenda by Randall's Island
11:00AM              Start Initial Announcement 
11:15AM              Cherry tree planting w/Japanese General Counsulate
11:30AM              First Taiko Drumming Set by Taiko Aiko Kai of New York
12:00PM               Junko Fisher of Miyagi Ryu Ryukyu Dance School
12:30PM               Second Taiko Drumming Set by Taiko Aiko Kai of New York
1:00PM                 Butterfly and Lady Beatle Release
2:00PM                 Free Green Tea Tasting by Itoen (North America) Inc.
3:00PM                 Closing 

11:00AM-3:00PM Family activities and games:Bean bag toss, Samurai hat origami, Face painting, Yoyo Ballon fishing, Cherry blossom Issue tree, Shodo: Jpanese calligraphy, Cherry blossom tea, and Word games. Food truck available through Drive Change
Pottery Gallery featuring works from local studio NY Togei Kyoshitus
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Sunday, May 3rd
Noon - 5:00 pm 
Long Island Annual Sakura Matsuri
Stony Brook University
Long Island

I will sing folk songs around 1:25 pm
and
four of dancers including myself will perform dances
around 3:45 pm

Please see their website:http://www.ryushukan.com/sakura-matsuri-events/

ロングアイランド桜祭りは
今年で15回目
今年は前半後半のステージ出演します。
群舞による空手太鼓どおりは
二部の舞台でお披露目です。

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Saturday, May 9th
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Mill River Park
Stamford, CT
I will join the Stamford Sakura Matsuri and sing folk songs on their stage,
 and also will help their kimono booth. 

Face Book: https://sites.google.com/site/japansocietyfc/home-1/calendar-1/calendar/upcoming-events/2015stamfordsakuramatsuri

My Okinawan music program will be shown at 11: 30 am. 


COME CELEBRATE SPRING !!!


sakura matsuri banner

  STAMFORD SAKURA MATSURI  CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

  SATURDAY MAY 9, 2015  11:00am to 4:00pm

  MILL RIVER PARK    KARP FAMILY GREAT LAWN
     (EAST PROMENADE ENTRANCE ON WASHINGTON BOULEVARD)   STAMFORD, CT








eastsunwestmoon
EAST OF THE SUN




Junko Fischer Sanshin
OKINAWA SANSHIN

 live music and dance performances  don a kimono

 samurai demonstrations  japanese food court

  cherry blossom inspired arts & crafts

 learn Japanese fish printing  create origami • sumie workshop
 Dr. Robot • play water yoyo  

Come celebrate Spring as the Mill River Collaborative and the Japan Society of Fairfield County host the very popular 2015 Stamford Sakura Matsuri (Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival) with live musical and dance performances, demonstrations, and craft activities for adults and children. The festival will be held in the beautifully renovated Mill River Park, Stamford, CT. Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11am to 4pm.


 
WWW.MILLRIVERPARK.COM

JAPAN SOCIETY OF
FAIRFIELD COUNTY


The Mill River Collaborative is a partnership of civic, government, and business interests committed to creating and sustaining the Mill River Park & Greenway. By working to build support from local businesses and combining it with investments from the city, state and federal governments, the Collaborative aims to build and maintain a vibrant, world-class green space for the Stamford community. Mill River Park Collaborative is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Donations to the Collaborative are tax deductible as provided by law. http://www.millriverpark.com


See you at the festivals!




Photos of Today's Cherry Blossoms of our garden

April 25th

April 24

Pre bloom
of Kuwanzan Sakura


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Photo from JAANY's Sakura Matsuri

My friend, Susan Hamaker a MC of the JAANY's Sakura Matsuri (April 18th)
took nice photos!

JAANY's chorus members joined 
Okinawan song Haru Ya Haru.

先週土曜日に開催された
日系人会主宰桜祭りでの三線演奏です。
即興でもってコーラスの方々に
春や春を唄っていただきました。



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cherry Blossom Photos from our garden

April 22nd





Garden next door
 

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April 21st

We got nice weather today in NY city, 
and I took some photos of cherry blossoms in our garden. 
Yae Sakura is just started blossoming today. 

我が家の白桜は満開、
八重桜は明日あたり開きそう!
オークパーク・コンドの敷地内には
結構沢山の桜が植えられています。




Saturday, April 18, 2015

Review of the JAANY Sakura Matsuri

Today's weather is like summer and perfect day for picnic. 
I enjoyed performing and meeting with some old friends at the event.  

本日の天気は最高!

満開の桜に魅了されました。

日系人会の皆様がた
ご招待ありがとうございました。
とても楽しい時間を過ごすことができました。




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The First Cherry Blossoms

I found cherry blossoms in Bayside, Queens today. 

クイーンズに桜が咲きました!
 


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Preview for Sakura Matsuri

It is nice weather today and I went to a park near home dressed in the dance costume. 

大分暖かくなりました、
今日は、舞台衣装で近くの公園に出かけて
レッスンをしてみました。

Ally Pond Park at Douglaston



Sakura Matsuri Program:

April 18:
@JAANY
Dance: Kanayo
Sanshin Music: Okinawa Sodachi & Haru Ya Haru


May 1:
@IONA Collage
Sanshin Music:
Okinawa Sodachi, Uchina-, Kunjan Jinto-yo, Ashibi Shongane-, Kui Nu Hana,
Hanjo Bushi, Haru Ya Haru, Asadoya Yunta


May 2:
@Randall Island
Dance: Shoshu No Mai & Iwai Daiko


May 3:
@Long Island
Sanshin Music: Okinawa Sodachi, Uchina-, Kunjan Jinto-yo & Haru Ya Haru
Dance: Shoshun No Mai & Iwai Daiko


May 9:
Stamford
Sanshin Music: Okinawa Sodachi, Uchina- & Haru Ya Haru


See you at the Cherry Blossom Festivals!