JASM Cherry Fest

City Hall Plaza, which welcomes visitors to the main entrance of Portland’s City Hall, is known for its many spectacular cherry trees. They bloom once a year and are simply beautiful. To celebrate their splendor, JASM members and friends are encouraged to join us on EARTH DAY, Friday, April 22, from 11:45am to 1:00pm to celebrate “CHERRY FEST” at Portland City Hall. …

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JASM Spring Feast

Miyake restaurant will present a wonderful ‘welcome spring’ meal for only $40 per person for JASM members, $50 for non-members. (Please bring cash or a check made payable to “JASM” to the restaurant). So come join JASM for an afternoon of fun, laughter and delicious food. RSVP REQUIRED no later than Tuesday, March 29 (RSVP now) …

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Traditional Music & Dance – Arts of the Geisha – A Lecture-Demonstration

Yuko Eguchi ’03 is a native of Tokyo, Japan and holds a degree in Music (composition) from Bates College. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at the University of Pittsburgh. As the gei in the word geisha stands for arts in Japanese, geisha devote their lives to mastering various Japanese traditional music and dance …

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TAO: “Seventeen Samurai”

*Tickets already on sale* Presented by Portland Ovations at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. Remarkable athleticism and fabulous costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in an awe-inspiring theatrical experience. JASM is currently holding 10 tickets that we acquired at a group rate in the 6th row center of the 2nd balcony with a lovely …

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Walk in US, Talk on Japan

“Walk in the US, Talk on Japan” program to be held at USM Portland, ME —  On October 15th, Portland will host five Japanese delegates sent by the Japanese government to enhance mutual understanding between Japan and the U.S. through a program titled “Walk in the US, Talk on Japan.” The delegates to Portland are …

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