4月3日(土) 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Willamette University Brown Field

Japan Studies Student Leaders' 2nd Annual Sakura Matsuri 

(Cherry Blossom Festival)

Noon - 5:00 pm

Saturday April 3, 2010
900 State St. Salem, OR 97301
Japanese traditional drums and dancing


2月18日(木)7:30-9:00 pm Willamette University
"The Center for Asian Studies at Willamette University is pleased to welcome Shakuhachi "Grand Master," James Nyoraku Schlefer who will perform an evening concert this Thursday, Feb. 18, 7:30 - 9 pm, in Cone Chapel. Please mark your calendars. The Shakuhachi is a bamboo  flute that has been played in Japan for over 1200 years, captivating the minds and hearts of listeners. Remarkably simple in design, the sound is at once sensual and spiritual, capable of great emotional  depth."

Japanese folk dancing  Sunday February 21st

1:00 - 2:30 PM     1333 SE 28th Ave Portland 97214
Kuroishi Yosare Bushi is an energetic Obon dance from the village of Kuroishi, located at the center of Aomori prefecture.  In this region, Obon season is an event that the weather-beaten people of Aomori await all year.  For three days, huge parades of lined dancers celebrate the end of the harvest season with this dance.  It is a very exciting hand dance that summons the joy of being alive.  Instructors: Michelle Fujii & Toru Watanabe from Portland Taiko Class size limit: 20 Notes: All ages and beginners welcome! ********************************* Just let me know if you want to participate. The cost is $2. e-mail: oregon.jcs@gmail.com

Asian Celebration 

The 2010 event is planned for February 20 & 21 Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p. m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. Lane Events Center at the Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, Oregon

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