Wakamatsu Festival 150
On SATURDAY, JUNE 8
12:30 to 1:15
American River Conservancy invites the public to celebrate
the 150th anniversary of the first Japanese colony in America
at the historic location of their 1869 tea and silk farm in Placerville, CA.
WakamatsuFest150 is a celebration of 150 years of Japanese-American heritage, arts, and cuisine.
The festival will feature Japanese and Japanese American food, art, music, performances, demonstrations, discussions, and more.
Booths will offer Asian and other foods, information, and merchandise.
Docents will share stories about the first Japanese colonists who established their tea and silk farm on the property.
Each day will feature the world premiere live play,
Gold Hill Samurai. Speakers will share knowledge and experience honoring
the past, present, and future of Wakamatsu Farm and surrounding El Dorado County.
Local and international visitors, dignitaries, and tour groups will join this event.
The festival location is Wakamatsu Farm, the site of the first Japanese Colony in the USA.
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this one-and-only sesquicentennial celebration!
I will perform with Isako Kajun Kashino and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Summer Lunchtime Concert Series,
presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
and the Counsul General of Japan in San Francisco
Location: Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
Content: Performance by Murasaki Ensemble, featuring Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto (koto),
Jeff Massanari (guitar), Vince Delgado (percussion), Mark Heshima Williams (string bass);
music featuring Japanese themes and ideas.