2022 Aki Matsuri Performance Schedule

9:50 – 10:00 – BK Taiko (Anita Gallegos, Sensei) – Signaling the start of Aki Matsuri 2022 with drumming 10:00– 10:15 – Highland High School Navy JrROTC Color Guard (Under the direction of Capt. Bill Lane/ Presentation of the Colors/Flags), with Yoko Tadda (Singing of the National Anthem) 10:15 – 10:25 – Welcoming Remarks 10:25 am 10:45 am – BK Taiko (Anita Gallegos, Sensei) – Japanese Drumming 10:45 am 11:00 am – Yoko Tadda (Singer, Japanese songs and Shigin/Japanese poetry) 11:00 am 11:05 am – Miyagi Ryu Okinawa Dance (Yaeko Miyazato, Sensei from CA) 11:5 – 11:15 am – Yoko Tadda (Singer, Japanese songs and Shigin/Japanese poetry) 11:20 – 11:35 – […]

80th Anniversary of Topaz

Join Tessaku and JAMP as they commemorate the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Topaz confinement site. This Topaz descendant led event will take place from September 8-10. If you would like to attend in person, click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/WakasaRegistration . There are a limited number of seats available. If you cannot attend in person, the live stream will be available to view here: https://tinyurl.com/WakasaTownHall .We encourage anyone who would like to ask questions about James Wakasa, the Wakasa Monument, or the controversy, to submit a question anonymously: https://tinyurl.com/WakasaQuestions . Join Diana Tsuchida as she shares the story of how her grandfather was sent to Leupp from Topaz for being a troublemaker. Diana will moderate […]