June 26, 2011

Taiko by Starlight: A Benefit at the Garden

Posted in Taiko Festival Pictures, Uncategorized tagged , at 6:54 pm by minidokapilgrimage

In 2010, the Minidoka Pilgrimage was honored to have Portland Taiko participate and share their taiko drumming with us.  On July 20, 2011 from 7-9p at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland (239 NW Everett Street  •  Portland, OR 97209), they are having their sixth annual benefit event.  Please see the information below if you are interested in attending and supporting this great cause!


“At our sixth annual benefit event, Taiko by Starlight: A Benefit at the Garden, we recognize the traditions of the Tanabata festival by meeting together in a night of celebration and community. Tanabata is the Japanese star festival held at night to celebrate the meeting of Orihime (Vega) and Hikoboshi (Altair). According to legends, the Amanogawa (Milky Way), the river of stars that crosses the sky, separates these two lovers. They are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. The colorful Tanabata festivals are held in early July and August. In ancient Japan, taiko was used to delineate the boundaries of the village, scare away invading armies and pests, aid meditation in religious ceremonies, and call the community together in times of both crisis and celebration. Today, taiko is a dynamic and evolving performing art combining rhythm, movement, energy,
and culture into a single art form. Surrounded by the beauty of Portland’s own Lan Su Chinese Garden, our Taiko by Starlight: A Benefit at the Garden guests will enjoy delicious food, a live private taiko show, a silent auction, and a fundraiser favorite, Mystery Origami, all while supporting a great cause.”

$75 event admission
$100 event admission
+ entered to win an  iPad!
Each purchase includes
a $35 donation
Tickets on sale through July 15


August 7, 2010

2010 Minidoka Pilgrimage Pictures

Posted in 2010 Minidoka Pilgrimage, Civil Liberties Symposium, Japanese American Incarceration, Minidoka Pilgrimage tagged , , , , , , , , at 8:55 pm by rkozu

Here’s links to various sites where pictures from the 2010 Minidoka Pilgrimage have been posted!

Feel free to browse and use for your own personal usage but if you wish to use pictures for commercial purposes please contact us at: minidokapilgrimage@gmail.com for more information.

Ryan Kozu: http://picasaweb.google.com/minidokapilgrimage/2010MinidokaPilgrimage#

Eugene Tagawa: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakatare/sets/

Byron Kato: http://gallery.me.com/katobyron#100131&bgcolor=black&view=grid

June 25, 2010

2010 Pilgrimage – Day 2

Posted in Minidoka Pilgrimage tagged , , , , at 6:51 am by minidokapilgrimage

Day 2 is here. Pilgrimage participants will spend the day at the Civil Liberties Symposium hearing various presentations by artists such as Roger Shimomura and Jeanne Wakatsuki-Houston. Participants will also be able to attend a taiko concert put on by Portland Taiko.