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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Shopping At Sam Ash

Today, I went to Sam Ash for shopping.
I was looking for amp for my Sanshin play and really love the store. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

News on lessons and Report on recital

News on lessons:
Hi, I have opened music and dance classes on Saturdays. 
In the dance class, you can take court dance or folk dance lessons or both.
In the music class, you can take just singing lessons of Okinawa minyo (folk song), or learn Sanshin
and other instruments of Okinawan traditional music. 
Here is summer schedule of Okinawan music and dance classes at 
Resobox studio: 41-16 27th Street, Long Island City, New York

 Music (3:30 pm - 4:45 pm) Dance (5:00pm -6:15pm)
July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 25, Sept.1

Please contact me @ to reserve your space!

Report on recital:
Here is today's Ryukyu Shimpo article regarding my recital which was held on June 23 in New York City. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Review of the Okinawan Art in New York

I received some photos from Okinawa.
The photos were taken by Mr. Kenji Oyama at the Nippon Club opening reception for the Okinawan Arts in New York held on June 20 at the Nippon Club banquet room.
Mr. Kenji Oyama's original arts are currently presented at the gallery of the Nippon Club. 

Kieko Higa, Hitoshi Kikukawa and I performed at the reception.

先月20日、日本クラブNYにて開催された沖縄美術 in New Yorkのオープンレセプション

Mrs. Miyuki Oyama also performed  piano. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tanabata & Bon Odori Festival

I participated in a Tanabata (Star Festival in July seven) & Bon Odori Festival yesterday. The event was hosted by the Japan Societyof Fairfield County of Connecticut. I always enjoy this festival. Yesterday, one of my students who lives in CT joined and a lady who originally comes from Okinawa and lives in that neighborhood also joined. It was full of joy and surprise.
A few showers dropped during Hanagasa Ondo odori, but the rain stopped quickly. 

Here are some photos from the event.  

Time for Bon Odori 

Time for Tanzaku 
Wishing on a star

We were invited by the Association for dinner (Japanese restaurant) after the event. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Today's New York Times

Hi, my name is listed in a column of the Dance section of today's New York Times.
Mr. Wally was one-time private student of mine in May. 
He has mastered two Ryukyuan dances.
Mr. Wally will have his demonstration at LMCC next weekend. Please join them. 

Below is today's article of New York Times regarding the project:

through July 14)Endearingly strange
things tend to happen when Mr. Cardona
and Jennifer Lacey get together
- or such was the case, at least, in
their quizzical2011 duet, "Tool Is
Loot." In "The Set Up: Junko Fisher,"
the choreographers join forces again,
this time with the composer Pete
Drungle, the contemporary dancer
Dylan Crossman and the traditional
Okinawan dancer Junko Fisher, constructing
a series of situations that,
according to publicity materials,
question the notion of "the universality
of dance." At 4 p.m., 80 Broad
Street, northwest corner of Broad
and Stone Streets, Lower Manhattan,; free. (Burke)

Below is a copy from the site of the LMCC regarding the program:

Also on July 14th:

The Set Up: Junko Fisher
July 14th - 4:00pm

80 Broad Street

The Set Up: Junko Fisher
Wally Cardona (choreographer)/Jennifer Lacey (choreographer)/Pete Drungle (composer)/Dylan Crossman (dancer)

July 12, 13 and 14, 4PM

80 Broad Street, Northwest corner of Broad and Stone Streets

The Set Up: Junko Fisher begins with an invitation to Junko Fisher, Traditional Ryukyu (Okinawan) Dancer and Folk Singer, to teach an existent form. This direct experience initiates other stages of The Set Up, including indirect experiences, a response and a final stage of reflection ending in performance. The process is designed to mine the layering of superficiality and depth inherent in the assumption of the universality of dance.

Reservations encouraged.
Click here to make your reservations online!

Additional support for this project was provided in part by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation as part of LMCC’s sustainable practice initiative. This project has also been supported by a residency with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in space generously donated by Savanna.

Bring a Picnic

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Afternoon in Roslyn

I spent lunchtime in Roslyn, Long Island today. There is a  "Duck Pond" and a really old clock tower in Roslyn. It was too hot to be outside, but my Japanese-style parasol was a cool item to have today. 
A man who was crossing the street mentioned to me, "it's a good idea to have that now."
I purchased the parasol in Philadelphia just one year ago,
when I joined the Independence Day Parade last year. 
Stay cool! 

Town of Roslyn

I visited Japanese grocery store in Roslyn (Shin Nippon Do) on the way home.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day

Larry and I are celebrating the holiday by joining the bagel lunch served at the club house of our condominium.  

Let's enjoy fireworks tonight!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Monday

I got a photo of a Snapple's cap from friend today. 


The information below is my new video; Chinnuku Jyushi song. 


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Engagement Party in Long Island

Larry and I attended an engagement reception yesterday night. 
A son of Larry's best friend has just engaged.
Congratulations Josh!

Colonial Spring Country Club, Farmingdale, Long Island

This is flower I have got from my friend, Rie, at the recital on June 23. The flowers look good even today, one week later. 
Thank you Rie san for beautiful flowers.