BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1347@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20070128T000000Z DTEND:20070128T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>Mochitsuki 2007\nSunday\, January 28\, 2007\n"Mochi Do About Nothing" Performances at 1:00 PM and 3:15 PM \nin the Performing Ar ts Center\nCultural Fair with hands-on activities from Noon to 4:00 PM in the College Center</strong>\n\n\nCelebrate Mochitsuki 2007\, the Japanese American New Year celebration\, on Sunday\, January 28th\, at the Portland Community College Sylvania campus. "Mochi Do About Nothing\," a stage sho w featuring taiko\, storytelling and Japanese dance\, will be presented in the Performing Arts Center at 1 PM and 3:15 PM. Meanwhile at the Cultura l Fair in the nearby College Center\, numerous Japanese American community groups will come together to celebrate the Year of the Boar and showcase their culture and traditions from noon to 4 PM.\n\nLawson Inada\, Oregon ’s poet laureate\, will lend his voice and artistry to "Mochi Do About N othing" as emcee. Portland Taiko and their youth group\, Tanuki Taiko\, w ill bring excitement to the program and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo will weave h is storytelling magic. Fujinami-kai and Sahomi Tachibana’s dance troupe will grace the stage. Show times are 1 PM and 3:15 PM in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets to "Mochi Do About Nothing" are $12 for adults\, $9 for students and seniors (62 or older)\, and $5 for children (12 and under ). There is no charge for children under 2. Tickets are also available th rough <a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com">BrownPaperTickets.com</a> or by calling 1-800-838-3006.\n\nThe Cultural Fair\, featuring mochi poun ding\, mochi tasting\, ice carving\, ikebana\, and bonsai and many other a ctivities\, runs from noon to 4 PM in the College Center. There is a sugge sted donation of $2 for adults and $1 for children for entrance into the C ultural Fair. A variety of foods and snacks will be offered by some of th e community organizations. The Community Stage\, a focal point of the Cul tural Fair\, features storytelling by Alton Chung\, martial arts\, music\, dance from Okinawa\, and lively performances by various school and commun ity groups. The Community Stage will be located in the dining room adjacen t to the dining center\, so you can sit and enjoy the entertainment while you snack.\n\nFood and entertainment always go hand-in hand at these festi vals. Many of the Mochitsuki Community Partner organizations at the Cultu ral Fair will have an activity or food booth or will perform on the Commun ity Stage. New to this year’s Mochitsuki celebration is the delicious J apanese cuisine prepared by the PCC Food Service Department. The cafeteri a will open specially for Mochitsuki.\n\nNow in its 11th year\, Mochitsuki draws a crowd of over 1200. It is sponsored by Portland Taiko\, the Port land Chapter of the Japanese American Citizenship League\, Oregon Nikkei L egacy Center and the Multicultural Center at PCC Sylvania\, and supported by the Japanese Ancestral Society\, the Japan America Society of Portland and the Consulate General of Japan.\n\n\nMochitsuki 2007 is sponsored by P ortland Taiko\, the Portland Chapter of the Japanese American Citizenship League\, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center and the Multicultural Center at PCC S ylvania. Supporters include the Nikkei Jin Kai\, the Japan America Societ y of Oregon and the Consulate General of Japan.\n\nFor the latest schedule and information about Mochitsuki\, check the webpage at <a href="http://w ww.oregonnikkei.org/mochitsuki">www.oregonnikkei.org/mochitsuki</a>.\n DTSTAMP:20240712T183558Z SUMMARY:Mochitsuki 2007 -- Portland\, OR URL:/en/events/2007/01/28/mochitsuki-2007-portland/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR