Special Events in 2017:
Bowling Fundraiser on May 13th! This year the Seaside Company is helping us to raise funds by letting us put on a Bowling Fundraiser from 9 AM to 11:30 AM at the Boardwalk Bowl. Please click on the following links to look at and download what you need to participate:
Fundraiser Support Letter - Coordinator Form - Pledge Form
Special Events of 2016:
Love Monday on May 16, 2016
John Kaizan Neptune Concert: May 28th
Do you know who John Kaizan Neptune is? Yes, you read that right, he is coming here to play a concert to help us raise funds for the 30th Annual Japanese Cultural Fair!
If you don't know about him, you can find out by coming to our May 28th Fundraiser at the Kuumbwa! Click on the image to listen to a small taste of what this amazing musician has to offer, you'll be glad you did. Tickets to attend this incredibly rare opportunity are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. The concert will be from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. We have close in seating for what we are calling our "Gold Circle" which are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Click HERE to order your tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets. He will be accompanied by the following artists, click on their names for information about them:
Baisho Matsumoto Concert: May 21st.
Baisho Matsumoto and ensemble give a concert featuring traditional Japanese instruments at the Kizuka Hall at 150 Blackburn Street in Watsonville. Local shamisen maker and player, Kyle Abbott, will be onstage with him. This will be an amazing performance you won't want to miss!
For more than 45 years, Matsumoto-san has performed all over the world in the folk music style associated with Northern Japan. He plays tsugaru-shamisen, a version of a traditional Japanese stringed instrument that has a thicker neck and is played in a percussive and powerful manner. He is also a master of the shakuhachi flute.
The event will go from 3-5 PM. Doors will open at 2:30pm. Admission will be a $10 donation at the door.
Everyone had such a great time, including Mr. Matsumoto, he said he is looking forward to coming down for a repeat performance next year!
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P.O. Box 3458, Santa Cruz, CA 95063, and help us put on this free event every year!
Japanese Cultural Fair