Want to sample & eat Japanese food? Watch taiko & dance performances and kendo demonstrations? Learn to fold origami? Draw calligraphy? Learn about origins of manga and anime in Japan?
All this and much, much more at this 2018 New Year’s celebration, the fifth sponsored by our Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition and Odaiko Sonora. Name change from Tucson Mochitsuki to Tucson Japanese Festival last year, so hence it is the 2nd Annual. Performance schedule flyer (updated 1/17/18) below.
Mochi making and pounding from rice will be demonstrated. Join us to learn about Japanese culture in Japan and in the U.S.
On January 15, 2013 Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson formally opened its doors to showcase a beautiful, tranquil Japanese Garden in the Southwest desert of Tucson, Arizona. Celebrate it’s 5th anniversary on Sat. January 13, 2018. “Yume” means dream in Japanese, which it was as the creation by Owner/E.D. Patricia Deridder, who lived in Japan for 15 years.
Odaiko Sonora, Tucson’s taiko drumming group (pictured below), will be performing at 1:30 and 3 p.m. UPDATE: Schedule below.
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ODAIKO SONORA AND THE ROGUE THEATRE PRESENT
88: Hachi Hachi with UNIT SOUZOU
Saturday January 30, 2016
Two performances 2:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.
Tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door
Call The Rogue Theatre box office at 520-551-2053 or order from our Web store. The Rogue Theatre is located at 300 E. University Blvd. (between 4th and 5th Avenues).
“Tucsonans have the rare opportunity to see two of North America’s leading taiko (Japanese ensemble drumming) performers in the intimate space of The Rogue Theatre. 88: Hachi Hachi is an intricate weaving of taiko, dance and theatre by Portland’s UNIT SOUZOU. Internationally recognized taiko performers Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe create a rhythmic journey investigating lineage, personal story and the space that exists between two people.
Odaiko Sonora is proud to once again partner with The Rogue Theatre to present taiko in a theatrical setting. Odaiko Sonora’s partnership with The Rogue Theatre began when Musical Director Paul Amiel borrowed a taiko in 2012 for The Rogue’s Journey to the West. The Rogue later commissioned Odaiko Sonora to score their 2013 production of Shakespeare’s Richard III, and Odaiko Sonora then presented a concert at the theatre in October, 2013.”
Carolyn’s note: The number 8 is “hachi” in Japanese, thus the name of this taiko troupe. More info about Odaiko Sonora at www.tucsontaiko.org.
Get tickets online at: http://www.theroguetheatre.org/store_tickets.htm