Entertainment Program

Entertainment Schedule (program is subject to change)

Saturday April 29, 2017 Entertainment – Outdoor Memorial Park Amphitheater 
11:00 am Opening Remarks
Master of Ceremonies – Bill Nishimoto                                        
11:05 am Satsuma Dojo (Karate: art of self-defense)
Chief Instructor: Jay Castellano
11:35 am Maikaze Taiko (Japanese drums)
Artistic Director: Bruce Ghent
12:10 pm Welcome Remarks and Introductions of Honored Guests
Honorable visiting dignitaries and the 2017 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 Bando Hiroshichiro – Japanese Classical Dance 
Artistic Director: Bando Hiroshichiro
1:50 pm SF Awakko Ren Awa Odori (Japanese Dance)
Artistic Director: Tokushima KenjinKai
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

 

Saturday April 29, 2017 Entertainment – Indoor program – Quinlan Center, Cupertino Room 
11:30 am Aloha Nani Hula Dancers
Dancers from Cupertino Senior Center                            
12:05 pm Wesley Ukulele Band 
12:45 pm Yamasho Kai/SF Awakko Ren – Japanese traditional dance and music
Director: Shogo Yamada and Northern CA Tokushima Kenjin Kai
1:25 pm Greetings from 2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Court
1:40 pm Kiyonomoto-Ryu – Japanese classical dance
Instructors: Katsunami-kai, Minako Ohara, Katsuno-kai, Kazuko Nishimura
2:35 pm Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto Koto Studio – Koto(Japanese stringed instrument)
3:35 pm San Francisco Kimono Day
 Kimono dressing demonstration
4:15 pm Mixed Chorus Kakehashi
Conductor: Yumiko Shiraiwa, Pianist: Minako Amakawa

 

Sunday April 30, 2017 Entertainment – Outdoor Amphitheater
11:00 am Opening Remarks
Mistress of Ceremonies – Janice Terakawa
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: Emily Nguyen, Mark Nishimura
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
2:45 pm  Cupertino Judo Club (Olympic sport since 1964)
Instructor: Rose T. Knudsen
3:15 pm Aikido of Silicon Valley (classical martial art)
Instructor: Alice MacAllister
3:45 pm Emeryville Taiko (Japanese ceremonial drums)
Director: Susan Horn 
4:30 pm Closing Remarks

 

 

Sunday April 30, 2017 Entertainment – Indoor program – Quinlan Center, Cupertino Room
11:00 am Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration
Urasenke Soko Kobara Shachu
11:55 am Japanese Art & Cultural Center (JACC)
Karate, Kendo/Iaido, Kyudo (Japanese archery) Demo
12:55 pm Marimo Kai
Koto (Japanese stringed instrument) group
1:40 pm Studio Mai – Japanese traditional dance
Director: Suzu Kajihara
2:15 pm Fujimoto Hideki kai Shamisen (Japanese three-stringed instrument) ensemble
Instructor: HidekoNakajima
3:00 pm Yamato Buyo Kenkyusho – Japanese classical dance
Instructor: Yamato Suzunojou
3:40 pm Essence – Japanese music ensemble
Shakuhachi (Japanese flute): Masayuki Koga
Dance: Ranka
4:15 pm Ryusei Honryu Chikaho-kai – Okinawan dance and music
Instructor: Tomoko Makishi

Note: Program is subject to change

 

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