Japan

A Talk Called O’Kaeri

Posted on Mar 28, 2018 in #coloradoasian, Immigration, Japan | 0 comments

This Sunday at Sakura Square:  “A Talk Called O’Kaeri” with  Ken Tagawa Retracing the Path of Our Grandparents Connecting Once Again with Our Relatives in Japan Sunday, April 1st | 11AM | Free Sakura Square Mezzanine Ken Tagawwa will be talking about how he retraced the path of his grandparents and made connections to his roots back in Japan.  If your interested in retracing your path to your long lost relatives, Ken will help answer questions on how he retraced his family path. Download the announcement for more...

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Hear Alito – from Takayama, Japan

Posted on Aug 7, 2017 in #coloradoasian, Arts & Culture, International, Japan, Music, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Alito, Women’s Chorale from Takayama, Japan The Denver-Takayama Sister Cities Project is hosting a concert by Alito, a women’s choir from Takayama, Japan. The group will sing traditional and contemporary Japanese and western songs during the cultural exchange performance. Friday, August 11th, 4:30 PM Simpson United Methodist Church 6001 Wolff St., Arvada A free concert of traditional Japanese songs. Download the announcement for more information. Questions? Kaitlyn Lyle, (303) 923-6865 Saturday, August 12th, 5:00-6:30 PM First Baptist Church 1373 Grant St., Denver $20, DSCI members / $25 non-members The concert will be followed by a reception. See a YouTube video of the choir here. Learn more and purchase tickets here. Download the announcement here....

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Nat’l Rice Ball Day and the Rice King

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 in #coloradoasian, Film, Food, Japan | 0 comments

It’s National Rice Ball Day — that’s right! From Foodimentary.com * The rice balls preserve very well, and can even be used to preserve meats or other foods within its airtight seal. * Rice balls date back at least as far as the 11th Century and is traditionally Japanese.… * Another word for the rice ball is “Onigiri”, a word commonly misused to refer to sushi. Onigiri means ‘to hold on to’. * Popular onigiri fillings include tuna salad, salmon flakes, seafood salad, konbu (a type of sea vegatable), umeboshi (a sour bright-red pickled Japanese plum) and tempura. Speaking of Nat’l Rice Ball Day, consider the Story of the Rice King TONIGHT: Seeds: The Story of the Rice King and his Kin Rescheduled film screening: Wed., April 19th, 6:30 PM | Film at 7:00 PM (92 min.) Phipps Theater in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science | 2001 Colorado Blvd. | Denver 80205 Enter from the east entrance (facing Colorado Blvd) Members of the JAAC and JARCC will be on hand to direct you. FREE | RSVP to marynish@comcast.net or (303) 433-1638 with number of persons attending only. In the San Joaquin Valley in Central California, there is the oldest family-owned and operated rice farm, called the “Koda Farms.” The founder of the Koda Farms is originally from Iwaki city, Fukushima, Japan, born in 1882. His name is Keisaburo Koda, who was widely known amongst Japanese Americans as the “Rice King”. His ‘throne’ has been carried on by his grandchildren, Ross and Robin. This documentary is about perseverance, persistence, and passion of the Koda Farms since the 1920s, through various hardships, including...

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Farewell to Consul General of Japan Makoto Ito

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, Community Service, Japan | 0 comments

Saying farewell to Consul General Makoto Ito, Consulate General of Japan at Denver — the Partnership Co-Chairs Andrea Amonick and Chance Horiuchi enjoyed Mr. Ito’s and his wife Grace’s ‘gracious’ hospitality!...

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Animals Out of Paper

Posted on May 20, 2016 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Featured, Japan, Theatre | 0 comments

Animals Out of Paper

What do animals, paper and tea have in common?    Theatre Esprit Asia (TEA) presents the production by Rajiv Joseph, “Animals Out of Paper”: When a world-renowned origamist (Llana) opens her studio to a teenage prodigy (Suresh), a student of her boyfriend (Andy), she discovers that life and love can’t be folded neatly into a perfect design. A quirky and poignant comedy/drama by Rajiv Joseph, author of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, that has been hailed as “pitch-perfect” by the NY Times. Performances run through June 5th Aurora Cultural Arts District Gallery Theatre 1400 Dallas St., Aurora, CO  80010. Buy tickets here… About www.theatre-esprit-asia.org… Questions?  (720)...

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Japanese Kite Festival

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 in #coloradoasian, Art, Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Japan, Lecture-Demo, Youth | 0 comments

Japanese Kite Lecture & Demonstration wadako with Japanese Traditional Kite Artists Wed., August 6th | 12:00 – 1:00 PM The Pavillion at Stapleton Central Park Kite Lecture & Demonstration 8601 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Denver, CO 80238 Free Admission/All ages are welcome Kite Master Mikio Toki and Kite Artist Scott Skinner will present a lecture and demonstrate decorating of traditional Tokyo style kites For more information, please contact: cgjd-pr@de.mofa.go.jp Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver  MORE…  Japanese Kite-Making Workshop, Aug. 5 | 9-11 or 1-3 Registration | www.jascolorado.org | (303)592-5364  1st Annual Japanese Kite-Flying Festival, Aug. 6 | 11–3 See this attachment for sponsors and more...

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