Jan. 18, Saturday for the New Year's Kagami Biraki celebration for SouthBay Judo clubs. Participating Judo clubs will include Soko Joshi San Francisco, San Jose Buddhist Church Judo Club and Palo Alto Buddhist Church Judo Club, 10am-12pm at the Palo Alto Buddhist Church. With Julie Sumida and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong
Jan. 26, Sunday, New Year’s Koto Gathering, at Oakland Buddhist Church Issei Kaikan
February 21, Friday, Hidden Legacy Traditional Arts in the WWII Camps discussion and koto demonstration, Roosevelt Elementary School 7th graders, Kohlby Hong, teacher.
April 25, Saturday, Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival, Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, Brian Mitsuhiro Wong, Isabella Kazuai Lew and students
une 30 through July 28 every Tuesday from 8pm-8:30pm
NextGen Geijutsuka:Â Future Stars of Japanese ArtsÂ â€“ virtual arts presentations with highlights from Japantown community businesses and organizations
Featuring Gankyo Nakamura/Kabuki and Japanese classical dance; Brian Mitsuhiro Wong/Japanese koto; Kuniharu Yoshida/Shodo calligraphy; Kyle Abbott and Su Bunjamen/Tsugaru Shamisen; and Isabella Kaz.ai Lew/Japanese koto; presented by Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto Studio. Videos of the programs can be viewed from the website.
Sponsors: San Francisco Japantown Foundation and Berkeley JACL
August 11 â€“Â Peace Day, presented by NextGen Geijutsuka: Japanese Cultrual Arts
Featuring and original story,Â "Sadako and Naomi: A Thousand Cranes to Build a Wish On" by Akiko K. Takashima; Origami demonstration of how to fold a paper crane by Jun Donna Hamamoto; koto ensemble verison of "Thousand Cranes" composed by & permission obtained from June Kuramoto and Derek Nakamoto, arranged and performed by Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, Isabella Kazuai Lew, Brian Mitsuhiro Wong and Isako Kajun Kashino; and interview with Jack Dairiki, survivor of Hiroshima bombing with host Lauren Kawana; Niji virtual Obon in honor of those who have passed.