Issue of July 15, 2018
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Residents invited to join events for Tanabata Fest
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Organizers of 2018 Tanabata Festival are inviting the Baguio community to participate in the two months long celebration and promotion of the Philippine-Japan friendship and help attract tourists and guests to experience the unique annual event.

The 9th Tanabata Festival’s theme is “Sengoku Tanabata of Amakusa Shiro’s rebellion: Biggest cultural battle in Japanese history,” focusing on young hero Amakusa Shiro who was born in 1621 to a modern-day Kami-Amakusa, Kumamoto Catholic parents. Shiro is popularized as the main antagonist in many youth animés, movies, play stations, video games, and books.

Tanabata is a Japanese tradition where people write their wishes on tanzaku papers (colorful, small strips of paper) and hang them on bamboo branches outside their houses.

Activities include: July 7, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Sendai Style Tanabata Fukinagashi Streamer Making Workshop at Sr. Unno Memorial Hall located at 3 Bukaneg Street, Legarda Road; July 22, 9:00 a.m. – floral offering and candle light ceremony at the Filipino-Japanese Peace Memorial Garden at Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City; 2 p.m. – opening program of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Day in Baguio and cultural show at the W.C. Forbes Ball Room, Baguio Country Club. Featured are the Japanese traditional popular music of Shamisen by “Wakakusa-Benikoma-Shachu” Group from Kumamoto, Japan; and “Sayaw Hapon Sakura” dance from Manila;

July 23, 1 p.m. to July 28, 5 p.m. – exhibit of Japanese culture and arts, front of FVR Hall, Baguio Country Club; July 27 2 p.m. – calligraphy and ukiyo workshops at the FVR Hall, BCC; July 28 9 a.m. – exhibit and workshop of Japanese culture at the Library, BCC (highlights are Tanabata decoration, Sendai style, seven ornaments and origami making workshop); 2 p.m. – culminating program of the Phil-Japan Friendship celebration at the lobby of the BCC.

The Saint Louis University, University of the Cordilleras, University of Baguio, University of the Philippines Baguio, and Benguet State University will host the event’s film festivals: Aug. 24 – BSU gymnasium; Aug. 30 – SLU High School Navy Base (tentative); Aug. 31 and Sept. 9 – SLU Center of Culture and the Arts; Sept. 10 – UP Baguio Theater; and on Sept. 13 and 14 – UC Auditorium and UB.

At the Baguio Museum, three exhibits will be opened simultaneously on Aug. 5, 2 p.m., namely the JICA “Change around us” exhibit; the Kumamoto/Amakusa tourism poster exhibit at the NCCA Gallery; and the Sengoku Tanabata Of Amakusa Shiro’srebellion exhibit at the 4th floor or the Alternative Gallery.

The opening ceremony at the Baguio Museum, which has been hosting the annual Tanabata Festival since 2010, will also include the awarding ceremony of the winning Fukinagashi streamers displayed at the BCC.

The event is sponsored annually by the City of Baguio, Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, The Japan Foundation, Manila, JICA Philippines office, Japanese Association in Northern Luzon (JANL), Filipino-Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon (Abong), Baguio Country Club, Globe Telecom, and the Baguio Museum Inc.

Other organizations supporting the 9th Tanabata  Festival 2018 are Bag-iw Art Society, University of the Philippines Baguio Society of Visual Arts, UP Anime HQ,   CurTEAnah Events, Nyusuki, Lubong Baguio Inc., Amida Software Asia, R.K. Shimizu (Nagasaki) Foundation, Tokyo Rinkai Rotary Club, Mihiro Kensetsu Kogyo Corporation, Friendship Tours and Resorts Corporation, Chaya Japanese Cuisine, Sakura Terrace Japanese Restaurant, Porta International Education Consulting Inc., and the Blue Files Language and Training Center and the Baguio JIC.

Abong Executive Director Arnel Cabanisas and JANL president Hidenobu  Oguni are the overall coordinators of the Philippines-Japan Friendship events and Tanabata Festival in Baguio.

Annabella Teraoka Dacones and former Japanese Consul General Carlos Teraoka started the “matsuri” or festival in Baguio in 2004 at the Baguio Convention Center.

For more information, contact Oguni at 0910-411-3306, Cabanisas at 442-4708, and Gemma Estolas, of the Baguio Museum at 444-7451.

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