KAKIZOME and TSUGARU SHAMISEN
Oshogatsu - Japanese New Year - is a big celebration for three days in which friends and family get together to share wishes for a healthy and happy year and to participate in a variety of activities and celebrations. Kakizome, the writing of the first calligraphy of the new year, is traditionally held on January 2nd in Japan when people write positive and encouraging words and phrases with calligraphy brush and ink.
For our second Cultural and educational Program of 2017, JASGA will invite a certified calligrapher, Aya Koga, to share with us the traditional Japanese New Year's custom of kakizome. Kakizome (in Japanese, "first writing" 書き初め) is the first calligraphy written at the beginning of the year. You'll also be able to enjoy writing your own Kakizome.
We have also invited to a Tsugaru Shamisen player, Ryuto Koike, who will be visiting Austin from Sapporo, Hokaido during his winter break.
About the Kakizome demonstration and practice
About Aya Koga
About the Shamisen Performance and Ryuto Koike
Family Day Schedule:
This event is free, family friendly, and open to the public!
Come and enjoy the program with us on the family day at the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum!
(Note) The Kakizome demo and practice is held in the room. The Tsugaru Shamisen concert will also be held in the room if it's cold.
|January 8th, 2017 2:00 PM through 3:30 PM|
605 Robert E Lee Rd
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
Austin, TX 78704