2013 Sakura Matsuri

Saturday, April 27–Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

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    • Taiko and tap group Cobu at Sakura Matsuri. Photo by Jason Gardner. Taiko and tap group Cobu at Sakura Matsuri. Photo by Jason Gardner.
    • Master of ceremonies and samurai sword master Yoshi Amao. Photos by Jason Gardner. Master of ceremonies and samurai sword master Yoshi Amao. Photos by Jason Gardner.
    • Members of the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of NY. Photo by Mike Ratliff.Members of the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of NY. Photo by Mike Ratliff.
    • Soh Daiko's lion dance. Photo by Mike Ratliff.Soh Daiko's lion dance. Photo by Mike Ratliff.
    • The Mataro Ningyo Doll Museum. Photo by Mike Ratliff.The Mataro Ningyo Doll Museum. Photo by Mike Ratliff.
    • Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cosplay Fashion Show. Photos by Mike Ratliff (left) and Jason Gardner (right).Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cosplay Fashion Show. Photos by Mike Ratliff (left) and Jason Gardner (right).
    • Taiko Masala at Sakura Matsuri. Photo by Mike Ratliff.Taiko Masala at Sakura Matsuri. Photo by Mike Ratliff.
    • Dancejapan with Sachiyo Ito. Photos by Mike Ratliff (left) and courtesy of Dancejapan with Sachiyo Ito (right).Dancejapan with Sachiyo Ito. Photos by Mike Ratliff (left) and courtesy of Dancejapan with Sachiyo Ito (right).
    • Ukiyo-e Heroes (left); Ukiyo-e Heroes illustrator Jed Henry (right). Photos courtesy of Jed Henry.Ukiyo-e Heroes (left); Ukiyo-e Heroes illustrator Jed Henry (right). Photos courtesy of Jed Henry.
    • BBG J-Lounge manga journal. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.BBG J-Lounge manga journal. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • Samurai Origami Workshop. Photo by Jason Gardner.Samurai Origami Workshop. Photo by Jason Gardner.
    • BBG Parasol Society. Photo by Mike Ratliff.BBG Parasol Society. Photo by Mike Ratliff.
    • Japanese anime-rock band the Asterplace. Photo courtesy of Kota Nakagawa.Japanese anime-rock band the Asterplace. Photo courtesy of Kota Nakagawa.
    • Visitors play the game of go with the Brooklyn Go Club at Puzzle Plaza. Photo by Mike Ratliff.Visitors play the game of go with the Brooklyn Go Club at Puzzle Plaza. Photo by Mike Ratliff.
    • Visitors play shogi with the NY Shogi Club at Puzzle Plaza. Photo by Mike Ratliff.Visitors play shogi with the NY Shogi Club at Puzzle Plaza. Photo by Mike Ratliff.
    • All-female chindon band Zakuro (left); photo courtesy of Kyoko Uchiki. Funky tap dancer Kazu Kumagai (right); photo by Leslie Kee.All-female chindon band Zakuro (left); photo courtesy of Kyoko Uchiki. Funky tap dancer Kazu Kumagai (right); photo by Leslie Kee.
    • Cherry Blossom Wagashi from Minamoto Kitchoan.Cherry Blossom Wagashi from Minamoto Kitchoan.
    • Yosakoi festival dance group 10tecomai (top); photo by Kenji Mori. Visitors dance at the J-Lounge (bottom); photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.Yosakoi festival dance group 10tecomai (top); photo by Kenji Mori. Visitors dance at the J-Lounge (bottom); photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • Kids’ workshops at Sakura Matsuri. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.Kids’ workshops at Sakura Matsuri. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • Illustration by manga artist Misako Rocks! Courtesy of Misako Rocks!Illustration by manga artist Misako Rocks! Courtesy of Misako Rocks!
    • Visitors at Sakura Matsuri. Photos by Mike Ratliff (left) and Jean-Marc Grambert (right).Visitors at Sakura Matsuri. Photos by Mike Ratliff (left) and Jean-Marc Grambert (right).
    • Anime stand-up comedian Uncle Yo. Photo by Mike Ratliff.Anime stand-up comedian Uncle Yo. Photo by Mike Ratliff.
    • Harie paper collage exhibit by artist Junko Yamada. Photos by Becket Logan.Harie paper collage exhibit by artist Junko Yamada. Photos by Becket Logan.
    • Samurai Sword Soul at Sakura Matsuri. Photo by Mike Ratliff.Samurai Sword Soul at Sakura Matsuri. Photo by Mike Ratliff.
    • Ikebana designs (left); photo by Jason Gardner. Specimen from the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum; photo by Julian Velasco.Ikebana designs (left); photo by Jason Gardner. Specimen from the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum; photo by Julian Velasco.
    • Visitors at Sakura Matsuri. Photos by Mike Ratliff (left) and Jean-Marc Grambert (right). Visitors at Sakura Matsuri. Photos by Mike Ratliff (left) and Jean-Marc Grambert (right).

    A weekend celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture

    Taiko Drumming • Manga • Tea Ceremonies • J-Rock and Pop • Samurai Sword Fighting • Bonsai • Cosplay Fashion Show • Ikebana Flower Arranging • Hands-on Kids’ Workshops • Nihon Buyo Classical Dance • Puzzle Plaza and More!


    CHERRY ESPLANADE STAGE

    11:30–11:45

    Genki Daiko Children’s Taiko
    The next generation of taiko drummers

    11:45–12:45

    Taiko Masala
    Traditional taiko drumming and martial arts, Brooklyn-style

    1:00–1:45

    Dancejapan with Sachiyo Ito
    Nihon Buyo classical dance

    2:00–2:45

    The Asterplace
    Anime rock from Tokyo

    3:00–4:00

    Zakuro Chindon Band
    All-female marching band, straight from Japan
    Featuring vocalist Maiko

    4:15–5:00

    Samurai Sword Soul
    Action-packed drama by martial arts masters

    5:15–6:00

    Cobu
    Taiko and tap with an urban twist

    J-LOUNGE STAGE AT OSBORNE GARDEN

    10:00–Noon

    DJ Rob Weisberg, Host of WFMU’s Transpacific Sound Paradise
    Spinning pop and folk sounds from Japan

    Noon–12:30

    Uncle Yo: Anime Stand-up Comedy
    Geek comedy for the American otaku

    1:00–1:45

    Japanese Folk Dance Institute of NY
    Hanagasa Odori: flower hat dance procession

    1:45–2:45

    DJ Rob Weisberg, Host of WFMU’s Transpacific Sound Paradise
    Spinning pop and folk sounds from Japan

    2:45–3:30

    Taiko Masala Drum Workshop
    Taiko for all ages

    3:30–4:30

    DJ Rob Weisberg, Host of WFMU’s Transpacific Sound Paradise
    Spinning pop and folk sounds from Japan

    4:30–5:00

    The BBG Parasol Society Games
    Tokyo goth gals, Victorian maidens, and boho Bo-Peeps join host Uncle Yo for a prim and proper spectacle of grand proportions
    *Registration 2:00–4:00 p.m. at the Osborne Garden fountain

    TRADITIONAL & CONTEMPORARY ARTS

    10:00–5:00

    Ikebana Flower Arrangements
    Students of master Fumiko Allinder
    Rotunda

    11:00–11:45

    Children’s Suzuki Recital
    Brooklyn College Preparatory Center
    Auditorium

    11:00–11:45

    Ukiyo-e Illustration with Jed Henry
    A demonstration of your favorite video game characters reimagined, old-school-style
    Osborne Garden

    11:00–5:00

    Ukiyo-e Heroes Woodblock and Giclée Print Exhibit
    Illustrator Jed Henry blends iconic video game characters with Edo-era art traditions
    Osborne Garden

    11:00–5:00

    Hana Kanzashi Hair Ornaments
    T&K Simply Handmade
    Magnolia Plaza

    11:00–5:00

    Traditional Japanese Incense
    Nippon Kodo
    Magnolia Plaza

    11:00–5:00

    Vintage Kimonos
    YokoDana Kimono
    Magnolia Plaza

    11:00–5:00

    Wagashi Japanese Sweet Shop
    Minamoto Kitchoan
    Magnolia Plaza

    12:30–2:00

    Ikebana Flower Arranging Demonstration
    Fumiko Allinder, Sogetsu expert
    Auditorium

    1:00–2:00

    Moku Hanga Woodblock Printing Demonstration
    April Vollmer
    Steinhardt Conservatory

    1:00–5:00

    Harie Paper Collage Exhibit
    Artist Junko Yamada celebrates Japanese rural life with her intricate rice paper depictions
    Members’ Room Annex

    1:00–5:00

    Mataro Ningyo Doll Museum
    Kimekomi Doll Club
    Members’ Room

    3:00–3:45

    Traditional Tea Ceremony
    Urasenke Chanoyu Center
    Auditorium

    3:00–3:45

    Ukiyo-e Illustration with Jed Henry
    A demonstration of your favorite video game characters reimagined, old-school-style
    Osborne Garden

    MANGA & GEEK CULTURE

    10:00–5:00

    J-Lounge Manga Journal
    Calling manga artists of all ages!
    Sketch your favorite Sakura Matsuri sightings and add them to this expanding art installation
    Osborne Garden

    11:00–11:45

    Ukiyo-e Illustration with Jed Henry
    A demonstration of your favorite video game characters reimagined, old-school-style
    Osborne Garden

    11:00–5:00

    Ukiyo-e Heroes Woodblock and Giclée Print Exhibit
    Illustrator Jed Henry blends iconic video game characters with Edo-era art traditions
    Osborne Garden

    Noon–12:30

    Uncle Yo: Anime Stand-up Comedy
    Geek comedy for the American otaku

    Noon–12:45

    Manga Drawing with Misako Rocks
    Join the manga master in a hands-on workshop
    (Ages 6 and up)
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–1:45

    Book Signing with Misako Rocks
    Meet the famed manga author and illustrator
    Osborne Garden

    2:00–2:45

    Manga Drawing with Misako Rocks
    Join the manga master in a hands-on workshop (Ages 6 and up)
    Osborne Garden

    3:00–3:45

    Book Signing with Misako Rocks
    Meet the famed manga author and illustrator
    Osborne Garden

    3:00–3:45

    Ukiyo-e Illustration with Jed Henry
    A demonstration of your favorite video game characters reimagined, old-school-style
    Osborne Garden

    4:00–4:45

    Manga Drawing with Misako Rocks
    Join the manga master in a hands-on workshop (Ages 6 and up)
    Osborne Garden

    KID STUFF

    11:00–11:45

    Children’s Suzuki Recital
    A special Sakura Matsuri program of classical music by Brooklyn College Preparatory Center
    Auditorium

    11:30–11:45

    Genki Daiko Children’s Taiko Recital
    Hear the next generation of taiko drummers
    Cherry Esplanade Stage

    Noon–12:45

    Manga Drawing with Misako Rocks
    Join the manga master in a hands-on workshop
    (Ages 6 and up)
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–1:45

    Book Signing with Misako Rocks
    Meet the famed manga author and illustrator
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–3:00

    Origami Paper Flower Workshop
    Kids learn to fold their own pink blossoms with the staff of Taro’s Origami Studio
    (Ages 6 and up)
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–4:00

    Rice Shaker Workshop
    Kids make their own instrument to take home
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–4:00

    Spring Pinwheel Workshop
    Kids craft colorful spinners with the staff of Curious Jane
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–5:00

    Samurai Origami Workshop
    Kids fold their own paper helmet with Jeremy Aaron Horland
    Osborne Garden

    2:00–2:45

    Manga Drawing with Misako Rocks
    Join the manga master in a hands-on workshop
    (Ages 6 and up)
    Osborne Garden

    2:45–3:30

    Taiko Drumming Workshop
    Taiko for all ages led by the masters of Taiko Masala
    J-Lounge Stage at Osborne Garden

    3:00–3:45

    Book Signing with Misako Rocks
    Meet the famed manga author and illustrator
    Osborne Garden

    4:00–4:45

    Manga Drawing with Misako Rocks
    Join the manga master in a hands-on workshop (Ages 6 and up)
    Osborne Garden

    PUZZLE PLAZA

    1:00–5:00

    Meet Puzzle Craftsman Maki Kaji
    Book signing with the puzzle pro
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–5:00

    Shogi: Japanese Chess
    New York Shogi Club
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–5:00

    The Game of Go
    Brooklyn Go Club
    Osborne Garden

    BONSAI

    10:00–5:00

    Living Sculpture: Bonsai Exhibit
    Friends of Bonsai
    Steinhardt Conservatory

    10:00–5:00

    Bonsai Basics for Home Gardeners
    Friends of Bonsai
    Steinhardt Conservatory

    2:00–4:00

    C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum Tours
    BBG Garden Guides
    Steinhardt Conservatory

    EXPLORING THE GARDEN

    10:00–Noon

    Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden Tours
    BBG Garden Guides
    Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

    10:00–5:00

    Springtime Stacks
    Peruse BBG’s books on plants and gardens
    BBG Library

    1:00–2:00

    Seasonal Highlights Tour
    BBG Garden Guides
    Visitor Center

    2:00–4:00

    C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum Tours
    BBG Garden Guides
    Steinhardt Conservatory

    CHERRY ESPLANADE STAGE

    Noon–12:45

    Soh Daiko
    Traditional taiko drumming

    1:00–1:45

    Dancejapan with Sachiyo Ito
    Nihon Buyo classical dance

    2:00–2:30

    Kuni Mikami and East of the Sun
    Jazz-inspired renditions of traditional folk songs

    2:45–3:30

    Japanese Folk Dance Institute of NY
    Minbu folk dance

    3:45–4:30

    Samurai Sword Soul
    Action-packed drama by martial arts masters

    4:45–5:15

    10tecomai
    Yosakoi festival dance

    5:15–6:00

    Cosplay Fashion Show
    Hosted by Uncle Yo
    Curated by New York Comic Con
    APPLY TO THE COSPLAY FASHION SHOW (Deadline April 8, 2013)

    J-LOUNGE STAGE AT OSBORNE GARDEN

    11:00–1:00

    DJ Saiko Mikan’s Tokyo Teleport Station
    Spinning ’60s group sounds and J-rock

    1:00–1:30

    Uncle Yo: Anime Stand-up Comedy
    Geek comedy for the American Otaku

    1:30–2:45

    DJ Saiko Mikan’s Tokyo Teleport Station
    Spinning Shibuya-kei dance sounds

    3:00–3:45

    Tap Dancer Kazu Kumagai
    Funky tap via Sendai, Japan

    4:00–4:30

    Magician Rich Kameda
    Classic illusions with a Japanese twist

    4:30–5:30

    DJ Saiko Mikan’s Tokyo Teleport Station
    Spinning Shibuya-kei dance sounds

    TRADITIONAL & CONTEMPORARY ARTS

    10:00–5:00

    Ikebana Flower Arrangements
    Students of master Fumiko Allinder
    Rotunda

    11:00–11:45

    Ukiyo-e Illustration with Jed Henry
    A demonstration of your favorite video game characters reimagined, old-school-style
    Osborne Garden

    11:00–5:00

    Ukiyo-e Heroes Woodblock and Giclée Print Exhibit
    Illustrator Jed Henry blends iconic video game characters with Edo-era art traditions
    Osborne Garden

    11:00–5:00

    Hana Kanzashi Hair Ornaments
    T&K Simply Handmade
    Magnolia Plaza

    11:00–5:00

    Traditional Japanese Incense
    Nippon Kodo
    Magnolia Plaza

    11:00–5:00

    Vintage Kimonos
    YokoDana Kimono
    Magnolia Plaza

    11:00–5:00

    Wagashi Japanese Sweet Shop
    Minamoto Kitchoan
    Magnolia Plaza

    12:30–2:00

    Ikebana Flower Arranging Demonstration
    Fumiko Allinder, Sogetsu expert
    Auditorium

    1:00–5:00

    Harie Paper Collage Exhibit
    Artist Junko Yamada celebrates Japanese rural life with her intricate rice paper depictions
    Members’ Room Annex

    1:00–5:00

    Mataro Ningyo Doll Museum
    Kimekomi Doll Club
    Members’ Room

    2:00–3:00

    Moku Hanga Woodblock Printing Demonstration
    April Vollmer
    Steinhardt Conservatory

    3:00–3:45

    Ukiyo-e Illustration with Jed Henry
    A demonstration of your favorite video game characters reimagined, old-school-style
    Osborne Garden

    3:00–4:00

    Sohenryu-Style Tea Ceremony
    Tea master Sōkyo Shimizu
    Auditorium

    4:30–5:30

    Sohenryu-Style Tea Ceremony
    Tea master Sōkyo Shimizu
    Auditorium

    MANGA & GEEK CULTURE

    10:00–5:00

    J-Lounge Manga Journal
    Calling manga artists of all ages!
    Sketch your favorite Sakura Matsuri sightings and add them to this expanding art installation
    Osborne Garden

    11:00–11:45

    Ukiyo-e Illustration with Jed Henry
    A demonstration of your favorite video game characters reimagined, old-school-style
    Osborne Garden

    11:00–5:00

    Ukiyo-e Heroes Woodblock and Giclée Print Exhibit
    Illustrator Jed Henry blends iconic video game characters with Edo-era art traditions
    Osborne Garden

    Noon–12:45

    Manga Drawing with Misako Rocks
    Join the manga master in a hands-on workshop
    (Ages 6 and up)
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–1:30

    Uncle Yo: Anime Stand-up Comedy
    Geek comedy for the American Otaku
    J-Lounge Stage at Osborne Garden

    1:00–1:45

    Book Signing with Misako Rocks
    Meet the famed manga author and illustrator
    Osborne Garden

    2:00–2:45

    Manga Drawing with Misako Rocks
    Join the manga master in a hands-on workshop
    (Ages 6 and up)
    Osborne Garden

    3:00–3:45

    Ukiyo-e Illustration with Jed Henry
    A demonstration of your favorite video game characters reimagined, old-school-style
    Osborne Garden

    3:00–3:45

    Book Signing with Misako Rocks
    Meet the famed manga author and illustrator
    Osborne Garden

    4:00–4:45

    Manga Drawing with Misako Rocks
    Join the manga master in a hands-on workshop
    (Ages 6 and up)
    Osborne Garden

    KID STUFF

    Noon–12:45

    Manga Drawing with Misako Rocks
    Join the manga master in a hands-on workshop
    (Ages 6 and up)
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–1:45

    Book Signing with Misako Rocks
    Meet the famed manga author and illustrator
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–3:00

    Origami Paper Flower Workshop
    Kids learn to fold their own pink blossoms with the staff of Taro’s Origami Studio
    (Ages 6 and up)
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–4:00

    Rice Shaker Workshop
    Kids make their own instrument to take home
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–4:00

    Spring Pinwheel Workshop
    Kids craft colorful spinners with the staff of Curious Jane
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–5:00

    Samurai Origami Workshop
    Kids fold their own paper helmet with Jeremy Aaron Horland
    Osborne Garden

    2:00–2:45

    Manga Drawing with Misako Rocks
    Join the manga master in a hands-on workshop
    (Ages 6 and up)
    Osborne Garden

    3:00–3:45

    Book Signing with Misako Rocks
    Meet the famed manga author and illustrator
    Osborne Garden

    4:00–4:30

    Magician Rich Kameda
    Classic illusions with a Japanese twist
    J-Lounge Stage at Osborne Garden

    4:00–4:45

    Manga Drawing with Misako Rocks
    Join the manga master in a hands-on workshop
    (Ages 6 and up)
    Osborne Garden

    PUZZLE PLAZA

    1:00–5:00

    Meet Puzzle Craftsman Maki Kaji
    Book signing with the puzzle pro
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–5:00

    Shogi: Japanese Chess
    New York Shogi Club
    Osborne Garden

    1:00–5:00

    The Game of Go
    Brooklyn Go Club
    Osborne Garden

    BONSAI

    10:00–5:00

    Living Sculpture: Bonsai Exhibit
    Friends of Bonsai
    Steinhardt Conservatory

    10:00–5:00

    Bonsai Basics for Home Gardeners
    Friends of Bonsai
    Steinhardt Conservatory

    Noon–1:00

    The Art of Bonsai
    Join a lecture by BBG bonsai curator Julian Velasco
    Steinhardt Conservatory

    2:00–4:00

    C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum
    BBG Garden Guides
    Steinhardt Conservatory

    EXPLORING THE GARDEN

    10:00–Noon

    Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden Tour
    BBG Garden Guides
    Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

    10:00–Noon

    Springtime Stacks
    Peruse BBG’s books on plants and gardens
    BBG Library

    1:00–2:00

    Seasonal Highlights Tours
    BBG Garden Guides
    Visitor Center

    2:00–4:00

    C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum Tours
    BBG Garden Guides
    Steinhardt Conservatory

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