BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160908T000000Z DTEND:20160908T000000Z DESCRIPTION:TALK &amp\; TASTING\n<strong>Thurs.\, Sept. 8\, 6:30 PM</strong >\n\nSelect speakers introduce the many charms of Gifu prefecture\, includ ing a special presentation on humanitarian and Gifu native Chiune Sugihara by esteemed scholar&nbsp\;<strong>Dr. Sylvia W. Smoller</strong>. The pro gram will also feature a special demonstration of&nbsp\;<em>jikabuki</em>\ , a regional form of kabuki theater performed in rural parts of Japan. At the tasting reception\, sample Gifu delicacies rarely found in the U.S.\, including premium&nbsp\;<em>wagyu</em>&nbsp\;Hida beef\, which makes its U .S. debut at this event\, and a variety of fine sakes brewed with Gifu&rsq uo\;s famously pure waters.<em>Followed by a tasting reception</em>.\n&nbs p\;\n\nPart of&nbsp\;<a href=""><strong><e m>Get to Know Japan&nbsp\;Series:&nbsp\;Gifu Prefecture</em></strong>.</a> \n<strong>\nTICKETS</strong>: $19/$15 Japan Society&nbsp\;<a href="http://">members</a>\, seniors and st udents DTSTAMP:20231001T180354Z SUMMARY:Gifu\, The Heartland of Japan URL:/en/events/2016/09/08/gifu-the-heartland-of-japan/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR