Welcome to Shumei Arts Council's ArtNight program
We proudly present three Japanese cultural artforms.
I. Japanese taiko drumming featuring Makoto Taiko
A Welcome by Kristen Hayashi, President of Makoto Taiko (Duration: 2:07)
1st song: Sakura-fubuki (Duration: 9:54)
A cherry blossom's (sakura) interaction with strong winds is portrayed here by each drummer. The performers' movements are swift and graceful as the blossoms flow amidst the chaotic wind. As the storm passes, the cherry blossom petals continues to fall peacefully. Composed by Hunter Loyd
2nd song: Revelation (Duration: 7:52)
Over one hundred years ago, the dawn of a new age occurred in the spiritual world. It was a divine revelation to humanity for a movement towards harmony between East and West, as well as between the different races, cultures and religions of the world. Composed by Koji Nakamura
II. Ikebana Flower Arrangement Demonstrations
Demonstrated by Jane Imai, Editor: Haruyuki Suzuki
III. An Autumn Tea Ceremony in Shumei Hollywood Garden
Coordinator: Naoko Iwamoto, Cameraman: Shingo Murayama, Editor: Matthew Prescott
Location: Shumei Hollywood Garden
About Shumei Hollywood Garden: Shumei Hollywood Garden was established in 1979. For more than 30 years, this garden served as a demonstration site to share a special farming method called Shumei Natural Agriculture. This special location is listed in 111 PLACES IN LOS ANGELES THAT YOU MUST NOT MISS. Hollywood writing royalty Joan Didion and her husband Gregory Dunne lived in this house from 1967 to 1971.