Entertainment Program

Entertainment Schedule (as of March 2, 2016 and subject to change)

 

Saturday April 23, 2016 Entertainment – Outdoor Amphitheater 
11:00 am Opening Remarks
Master of Ceremonies – Bill Nishimoto                                        
11:05 am Sunnyvale Suzuki Violinists (children’s group)
Instructors: Jackie Corina, Hiroko Nishimura, Hisako Mori, Yukie Nakano
11:35 am TBA
12:10 pm Welcome Remarks and Introductions of Honored Guests
Honorable visiting dignitaries and the 2016 CUSD student delegation and chaperones
12:35 pm The Fine Arts Commission
Commissioner: Diana Argabrite, Director of Arts and Schools, Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College 
12:40 pm San Jose Taiko (Japanese ceremonial drums)
Executive Director: Wisa Uemura, Artistic Director: Franco Imperial
1:25 pm Yamasho Kai/Awakko Ren Awa Odori (Japanese Song/Dance)
Artistic Directors: Shogo Yamada and Rimiko Berreman
1:50 pm Satsuma Dojo (Karate: art of self-defense
Chief Instructor: Jay Castellano
2:20 pm Northern California Naginata Federation (martial arts)
Directors: Martin Nobida and Chad Goertzen 
2:50 pm Cupertino Judo Club (Olympic sport since 1964)
Instructor: Rose T. Knudsen 
3:20 pm Aikido of Silicon Valley (classical martial art) Instructor: Alice MacAllister 
3:50 pm Halau Na Wai Ola/Island Moves (hula)
Director: Kau’i Isa-Kahaku 
4:10 pm Watsonville Taiko (Japanese ceremonial drums)
Artistic Director: Ikuyo Conant 
4:50 pm Closing Remarks
Master of Ceremonies   – Bill Nishimoto 

 

Saturday April 23, 2016 Entertainment – Indoor program – Quinlan Center, Cupertino Room 
11:30 – 11:5p Aloha Nani Hula Dancers
Dancers from Cupertino Senior Center                            
12:00 – 12:30 Ensohza Minyoshu
Traditional Japanese folk music and dance
12:45 – 1:15 Wesley Ukulele Band 
1:30 – 2:10 Kiyonomoto-ryu – Japanese classical dance
Instructors: Katsunami-kai, Minako Ohara, Katsuno-kai, Kazuko Nishimura
2:25 – 3:15 Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto Koto Studio – Koto (Japanese stringed instrument) ensemble
3:25 – 3:55 San Francisco Kimono Day
 Kimono dressing demonstration
4:05 – 4:35 Mixed Chorus Kakehashi
Conductor: Yumiko Shiraiwa, Pianist: Minako Amakawa

 

Sunday April 24, 2016 Entertainment – Outdoor Amphitheater
11:00 am Opening Remarks
Master of Ceremonies – Bill Nishimoto
11:05 am Okaigan Karate Dojo ( Karate)
Chief Instructor: Mary Crawford
11:30 am Palo Alto Kendo (fencing)
Head Instructor: Dr. Walter Hashimoto
Instructor: George Nishiura
12:00 pm Western Aikido Yosho Kai (martial arts, “Way of Harmony”)
Instructor: Tom Blackburn
12:30 pm Stanford Taiko (Japanese ceremonial drums)
Artistic Directors: Sarah Yamamoto and Justin Meier
1:15 pm Kodenkan Jujitsu Dojo ( Japanese martial art)
Head Instructor: Prof. Tony Janovich
1:45 pm Azama Honryu Seifu Ichisenkai Mototake Kinuko Okinawan Dance
Instructor: Kinuko Mototake
2:15 pm Okinawa Eisa Shima-Daiko (Okinawan dance and drum)
Instructor: Saori Higa-Simas
2:30 pm  Cupertino Judo Club (Olympic sport since 1964)
Instructor: Rose T. Knudsen
3:00 pm Aikido of Silicon Valley (classical martial art)
Instructor: Alice MacAllister
3:30 pm Emeryville Taiko (Japanese ceremonial drums)
Director: Susan Horn 
4:15 pm Closing Remarks
Master of Ceremonies – Bill Nishimoto

 

 

Sunday April 24, 2016 Entertainment – Indoor program – Quinlan Center, Cupertino Room
11:00 – 11:30 Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration
Urasenke Soko Kobara Shachu
11:55 – 12:40 Japanese Art & Cultural Center (JACC)
Karate, Kendo/Iaido, Kyudo (Japanese archery) demo
Instructors: Akihiro Omi, Steve Scott
12:55 – 1:25 Marimo Kai
Koto (Japanese stringed instrument) group
1:40 – 2:00 Studio Mai – Japanese traditional dance
Director: Suzu Kajihara
2:10 – 2:45 Shamisen Fujimoto Hideki-kai and students –Japanese traditional musicInstructor: HidekoNakajima
2:55 – 3:20 Yamato Buyo Kenkyusho – Japanese classical dance
Instructor: Yamato Suzunojou
3:25 – 3:55 Essence – Japanese music ensemble
Shakuhachi (Japanese flute): Masayuki Koga
Piano: Dale Tsang
4:05 – 4:35 Ryusei Honryu Chikaho-kai – Okinawan dance and music
Instructor: Tomoko Makishi

 

 

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