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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Preparing Kimono for stage

 I am preparing the stage costume for this weekend's event.

めずらしく数日雨がつずいたニューヨーク、
今日も蒸し暑い日ですが、
午後やっと晴れてきました。
よって衣装の陰干しはじめています。
今回は、舞台衣装の他に
レセプション用の着物も持参です。


明日から10月
誕生日もまじか、
また一年
がんばらねば。


Karate will be a part of 2020 Tokyo Olympics!

Karate originated in Okinawa became a part of the 2020 Olympics Game!

今日、
読谷の村長さんからの新聞記事を
フェイスブックで読み、思わず「やった!」と叫びました。
ちばりよー!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Kushi Kuyo Festival in Kyoto



 使い古した「くし」に感謝の気持ちを込め供養する「櫛(くし)まつり」が28日、京都市東山区の安井金比羅宮であった。
 時代風俗の着付けと結髪の正しい伝承を目的に京都を中心とした美容室や美容学校などでつくる「京都美容文化クラブ」などが主催、今年で55回目。折れたり古くなったりしたくしを境内の久志塚前に奉納後、古墳時代から現代までの髪形を地髪で結い上げた女性44人が各時代の衣装を身につけて祇園周辺を練り歩いた。(橋本弦)
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Women dressed in different traditional hair style in Higashiyama, Kyoto at 
the 55th Anniversary of Tanking for their well-worn comb. 



Sunday, September 27, 2015

Rehearsal and Diet Started

I am on a one-week diet  this week. 

舞台一週間前のダイエットの始まりです。
油ものやケーキは一切食べず、
普段、怠けているダイエット、
この時とばかりの
Deisciplineメニューです。



それでは、

10月3日と4日にお会いしましょう!

Please join us October 3rd and 4th!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Multinational Cultural Festival 2015 October 3rd and 4th.

Multinational Cultural Festival 2015 
     ~Program Schedule~


Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 

"Tune of Welcome"  12:20pm


Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury,  will perform the sitar, the 18-stringed Indian lute, and Sanjoy Pal will perform the tabla, the Indian paired Indian hand drums.The music they will play comes from the North Indian Classical tradition, with a melodic system known as raga and rhythmic system known as tala. The ragashave strong associations with various times of day or seasons. The musicians will perform ragas appropriate to welcome the festival attendees.
Auditorium, the Suffolk Y, JCC in Commack

Featuring opening ceremony, dance & music from around the world onstage at Suffolk Y, Jewish Community Center in Commack. A chance to win a value of $250 door prize and raffle drawing & prizes.
To Purchase Tickets Go To 
www.aaccu.org/mcfny  or call 631-543-5768
Purchase tickets for a chance to win a value of $250 Door Prize!
One night stay at the Ransome Inn B&B with breakfast, Port Jefferson, NY
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015      

"Meet-the Performers-Reception"    3pm

Room 10, the Suffolk Y, Jewish Community Center in Commack, following the Performance Showcase. Featuring multinational food tasting, meet-the-performers, live song & music by Judy Merrick, a series of five short dance films and 50/50 raffle drawing.


To Purchase Tickets Go To 
or call 631-543-5768

Limited Seatings

Sunday, October 4th, 2015       

Gymnasium, the Suffolk Y, JCC in Commack

Featuring lion dance, live music & songs, multinational arts & cultural displays and demos, crafts, workshops, meet-our-artists and more....

FREE ADMISSION 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Painting by Zhen Guo

I went to an open reception of the art of the 5: we'll take Manhattan. 
知人のZhen Guoさんによる作品展示会に出かけてきました。



空手の先生と奥様のZhen



空手のフレンドと私

こちらもZhenの作品です


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Go-ya Champru & Okinawa Soba Lanch

I got huge Okinawa goya from friend in Boston last week,  and I cocked
 Goya & Tofu champuru for lunch today.

 It is a complete Okinawan lunch with Okinawa soba.

「ウチナーヌ白かまぶくぬ、ふしさぬならん、
白かまぶくや、うまんかい、うらってーねーんばーよー。」

青葱を買うのわすれてしまった。




くわっちーさびら!


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Preview of the Showcase Performance Program

I am back to rehearsal today.




Multinational Culture Festival of NY 2015

Showcase Performance Program:

Lion Dance/Martial Arts Demo by Authentic Sharlin Kung Fu
Greetings from Multinational Group/National Anthem by Yuan Gao

Opening Address  by VIP Guests

Kajiyadefu Bushi by Junko Fisher

Sevillans by Baila! Baila - Sol y Sombra's Junior Dance Group

Taiwanese Cradle Song by Victor Chang & Chia Ying Kao

Peruvian Folklore Dance by Estampas Folklorics Peru

Singing by Pecious Sahagun

Entrance of the Tribe by Tribal Dance Long Island

Hatuma Bushi by Junko Fisher

A Tast of Argentina & Tango by Con Artist & Lily Allen

Naka Dance by Sudaporn Arzillo (Puk)

Tango do Malaga by Balia! Balia - Sol y Sombra's Junior Dance Group

Sanbaso by Ichifujikai Dance Association

Entrance of the Tribe by Tribal Dance Long Island

Pantoime - A Day in the Life by Catherine Gasta

A Hero's Vow by NY Long Island Chorus & Chin Ying Kao

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See you at the Starplay House Theather 
on October 3rd, 1:00 pm

Please contact Junko for your reservation!
Email: Junko@Junkofisher.com


あわただしいホリデーなど
色々なイベントつずきで
レッスン不足が重なりました。
今日やっと
落ち着いてリハーサル初めています。







Sunday, September 20, 2015

Review and Photos of Japan Society Okinawan Dance/Music Program

Bravo! Bravo! I enjoyed the workshops and the stage program very much!
Yesterday's Japan Society hall was filled with Okinawan wind indeed. 

昨晩の沖縄舞踊ワークショップと舞台公演は
学ぶことばかりでした。
プロの皆様がたによる舞に圧倒されました。

地謡も素晴らしかったです。
三線ワークショップ見学も
ものすごくお勉強になりました。

比嘉先生による古典舞踊の説明
佐辺先生による女形化粧のお披露目など、
かなり中身の濃いワークショップでありました。

NYの人たちに感動を与えてくださり
本当に有難うございます。

meet with actors/dancers
with Ayano Yamashiro, Sayuri Chibana and Sonoyo Noha

with Kota Kawamitsu


dance workshop
by Izumi Higa

Sanshin workshop
by Shingo Nakamine

Onna Gata make up demonstration
by Yoshikazu Sanabe

after the make up demonstration
Mr. Yoshikazu Sanabe performed a Karaya- dance with a live music

Fue: Hideo Miyagi, Koto: Hokuto Ikema
Kokyu: Natsuko Morita, Taiko: Satoshi Higa
Chanting/sanchin: Shingo Nakamine, Kazuki Tamashiro, Hiroya Yokome

These photos are taken by me during their workshop. 



Friday, September 18, 2015

Program of the Multinational Culture Festival on Oct. 3, 4

Multinational Cultural Festival 2015
~Highlights~ 

"Performance Showcase"
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
1pm to 3pm

Featuring dance & music from around the world onstage at Suffolk Y, Jewish Community Center in Commack

To Purchase Tickets Go To 
A beautiful voice....so soulful passionate!  Hear Israeli singer Judy on October 3rd, 3pm at the Reception, limited seating, purchase tickets online at www.aaccu.org/mcfny
And October 4th, 1:30pm in the Gym of Suffolk Y, Jewish Community Center in Commack, FREE ADMISSION.
Sicanni Purizaca & Tumi Arts

Sunday, October 4th 
at 
the Gym of Suffolk Y, JCC in Commack

11:15am
Live Native American flute 
by Sicanni Purizaca
  
2:00pm
Native American Music 
by Tumi Arts 

FREE ADMISSION 
The Fabulous Feinberg Brothers Are Back!

They were one of the most popular groups at last year's Festival.

See them on October 4th, 12:30pm at the Gym of Suffolk Y, JCC in Commack.

FREE ADMISSION
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I will be performing two Okinawandances on Oct. 3rd,
See PerformanceShowcaseMCF2015 at Youtube.com

and offering traditional instrument workshop on Oct. 4th.

Please join us!


10月3日1時より3時
スタープレイハウス劇場にて
かぎやで風と鳩間節を披露いたします。

10月4日11時より3時
三線のワークショップを提供いたします。
日本ブースにてお待ちしています。


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Orion Beer T-shirt

Happy Sunday!

My husband dressed in Orion Beer (Okinawan Brewed) shirt this morning. 


Of course he is not going to a Temple, 
he is going out for lunch.

ずいぶん昔に東京の従兄弟から
送られてきたオリオンビールと紅型柄のTシャツ
お気に入りのシャツみたいですが、
主人ったら
盆踊りにこのTシャツを着ていこうと
していたんです、
今日は着ないほうがいいんじゃないって
私は言ったほど。(笑)

因みに
オリオンビール殿
ニューヨークで撮影したオリオン企業CMヴィデオ
首ながくして待っています。

Saturday, September 12, 2015

New Bingata Kimono

My new Bingata stage costume is arrived. 

I love this pattern very much. 



The patter of this kind of Bingata is called "Ie-gata" 藍型

藍色を主体とした琉球紅型染め
万寿菊模様


Shopping at Costco


 I went to Costco with mother in law this afternoon. 
Our family is spending together for holiday. 



今日は、義理母とコスコにてショッピング。