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Join Us On April 23 & 24, 2022!

FUN FOR ALL!

Bunka-Sai

Bunka-Sai is our annual Japanese cultural festival and major fundraiser for the student cultural exchange program. This two-day event is free to the public and features authentic presentations of dance, vocal and instrumental music, flower arranging, bonsai, tea ceremony, calligraphy, martial arts, story reading, and games for kids. Free hands-on demos of origami and calligraphy, and lectures on bonsai and ikebana by local experts.

For inquiries about Bunka-Sai, please contact us at torrancesistercityinfo@gmail.com.

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2022 Bunka-Sai Performances, Demonstrations and Exhibits
Saturday, April 23
Emcee: Dan Fichtner
Outdoor Stage (Torino Plaza)
11:15 . . . . . . . . . . Taiko: Traditional Japanese drumming by Hachijo Aikoukai & LA Miyake Kai
11:35 . . . . . . . . . . .Opening Speeches
Indoor Stage (Ken Miller Recreation Center)
11:50 . . . . . . . . . . Tea Ceremony: Urasenke Tanko Kai Los Angeles Association
12:20 . . . . . . . . . . Announcement: Anime Contest winner presentations
12:30 . . . . . . . . . . Music: Traditional Japanese folk music by Matsutoyo Kai
1:10 . . . . . . . . . . . Kimono: Demonstration by the L.A. Kimono Club
1:50 . . . . . . . . . . . Martial Arts: Judo by South Bay Judo Club
2:30 . . . . . . . . . . Dance: Classical dance sequences of Kabuki drama by Wakahisa Kai
3:10 . . . . . . . . . . Martial Arts: Kendo by Torrance Kendo Dojo
3:50 . . . . . . . . . . . Music: Shakuhachi (bamboo flute) by craftsman, Shawn Schroeder
4:30 . . . . . . . . . . Taiko: Contemporary Japanese drumming by Taiko Effect
Assembly Room (Ken Miller Recreation Center)
12:00 . . . . . . . . . Ikenobo: Flower arrangement demonstration by Minamitani Semho
12:30 . . . . . . . . . Kamishibai: Japanese story reading for children
1:30 . . . . . . . . . . Shakuhachi: Bamboo flute by Shawn Schroeder
2:30 . . . . . . . . . . Bonsai: Horticulture demonstration by Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai
3:30 . . . . . . . . . . Kamishibai: Japanese story reading for children
12:00 to 3:00 . . . .Shodo: Hands-on Japanese calligraphy by Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu Kai
12:00 to 4:00 . . . .Origami: Hands-on Japanese paper folding workshop
Assembly Room Exhibits
Bonsai by Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai
Ikenobo by students of Minamitani Semho
Japanese handicrafts by Seigyoku Kihara

 

2022 Bunka-Sai Performances, Demonstrations and Exhibits
Sunday, April 24
Emcee: Dan Fichtner
Outdoor Stage (Torino Plaza)
11:15 . . . . . . . . . Taiko: Japanese drumming by Asano Taiko US Advanced Youth Group
11:40 . . . . . . . . . Martial Arts: Karate by Wado-Ryu Karate Do Renmei
Indoor Stage (Ken Miller Recreation Center)
12:15 . . . . . . . . .Music: Koto (Japanese zither) by Yuki Yasuda and LA Koto Ensemble
12:55 . . . . . . . . .Dance: Traditional dances by Mai No Kai Bando Hiromiya
1:25 . . . . . . . . . .Calligraphy: Ink-dipped brush writing by Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu Kai
2:05 . . . . . . . . . .Music: Ohayashi, classical percussion instruments, by Fuji Japanese Music
2:45 . . . . . . . . . .Martial Arts: Naginata (polearm weapons) by Torrance Naginata Dojo
3:25 . . . . . . . . . .Music: Koto (Japanese zither) by Yoko Awaya Koto Music Conservatory
3:55 . . . . . . . . . Opportunity Drawing
4:20 . . . . . . . . . Taiko: Showcase by Los Dokos, Unit Two & Unit One of Asano Taiko US
Assembly Room (Ken Miller Recreation Center)
11:30 . . . . . . . . .Kamishibai: Japanese story reading for children
12:30 . . . . . . . . .Bonsai: Horticulture demonstration by Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai
1:30 . . . . . . . . . Japanese Dance Props: Presentation by Bando Hidesomi
2:30 . . . . . . . . . .Bonsai: Horticulture demonstration by Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai
3:30 . . . . . . . Kamishibai: Japanese story reading for children
12:00 to 3:00 . . .Shodo: Hands-on Japanese calligraphy by Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu Kai
12:00 to 4:00 . . .Origami: Hands-on Japanese paper folding workshop
Assembly Room Exhibits
Bonsai by Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai
Ikenobo by students of Minamitani Semho
Japanese handicrafts by Seigyoku Kihara