Welcome to the 14th Annual
Ryu Shu Kan’s Cherry Blossom Festival~
The official site of The Japan Center
at Stony Brook’s Sakura Matsuri
When:Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 12 noon to 5 pm (rain or shine)
Where: Stony Brook University’s Charles B. Wang Center.
Welcome Spring to Long Island the Japanese way with the exciting sounds of the Taiko Drums, the elegance of Japanese dance and music and a wondrous array of Japanese cultural exhibits and events for the entire family.
Beginning at 12 noon, the day is filled with exciting activities for children and adults: Exhibitions of Bonsai, Sumi-e (ink paintings), Ikebana (flower arrangements), Kimono, Raku-Yaki (pottery), Manga, Origami, Martial Arts and much more will be displayed throughout the day.
DEMONSTRATIONS – EXHIBITIONS & WORLD CLASS PERFORMERS:
Kaoru Watanabe, formerly of internationally renowned Kodo Taiko, will play with his Taiko group.
Masayo Ishigure and her Koto ensemble, Miyabi, will once again grace the stage with the sounds of the Koto & Shamisen. Ms. Ishigure has played with prestigious symphony orchestras around the world.
10tecomai Dance Company will present an exciting blend of modern choreography w/ rock music.
Ichifuji Kai will contribute traditional & classical Japanese Dance.
Junko Fisher, Miyagi Ryu Nosho Kai Ryukyu Dance and Music School will dance and sing Okinawan folk songs which are considered exotic, even in Japan.
Activities for children will include Origami and workshops in Martial Arts, Taiko, Dance & Painting. For adults, there will be an opportunity to partake in the Japanese Tea ceremony (Cha no Yu), view the unique art of Ikebana (flower arranging) and a Kimono Fashion show. Performances of Shakuhachi-bamboo flute- will include the mysterious sounds of Zen Shakuhachi and Folk songs. Martial Arts demonstrations will include Okinawan Karate, Kendo (Samurai Swordsmanship) and Judo. Japanese box lunches & tea will be for sale.
There will be two separate Theater performances: (50% discount to 2nd show with purchase to both shows. Ages 4 & under/Free):
1:00pm – Classical & Contemporary 3:30pm – Traditional & Modern
Admission to EACH Performance: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors & Students, $6/Ages 5-12, BOTH Performances: $15/Adults – $12/Seniors & Students – $9/Ages 5-12
The festival is from 12 noon to 5:00 pm rain or shine – Sushi & Refreshments will be available for sale.
For information, please call Ryu Shu Kan; 631-698-2467
Chas. B. Wang Center: Ph: 631- 632-1944
This festival is made possible through our major sponsors: the Japan Center at Stony Brook & The Charles B. Wang Center.
Additional sponsors: Bi-Lo Industries, Andrew & Carolyn Malenda Real Estate
Produced by the Ryu Shu Kan in partnership with the Japan Center at Stony Brook.
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