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Ocarina and Koto Charity Concert for Fukushima Kids Refugee Camp in Okinawa












This is a concert by a music conservatory I've been involved with and hope you can attend to show your support to a very special facility built in Okinawa as a refugee camp for the children of Fukushima who have survived the catastrophe but still have been suffering radiation effect.  Please help.  thank you!!

To attend, please RSVP with the prepayment of $20.  Any donation is welcome, too. Thank you so much!!





"Ocarina and Koto Charity Concert 2013

~ For The Children of Fukushima ~

The Yoko Awaya Koto Music Conservatory will present a charity mini-concert on May 4 from 2 p.m. at the Church of Perfect Liberty.  Special guest, Dr. Takashi Mimaki, on the Ocarina, will join Awaya-sensei and Awaya-kai koto players. Dr. Mimaki is a pediatrician and professor emeritus from Gifu University in Japan.  He has been passionate about music since he started playing the violin at age 10.  Since 1999, he has been sharing his love of the Ocarina with audiences all over Japan: in concert halls and on television.  In 2003, he released his CD, “Takashi’s Classic Album.”

Proceeds from the concert will benefit Kuminosato beach camp for Fukushima kids on Kume Island in Okinawa.  The camp is the brainstorm of independent photojournalist Ryuichi Hirokawa.  He is famous for his work chronicling the lives of people in Chernobyl.

He was also instrumental in starting health and recuperation facilities for Chernobyl victims. After the Fukushima accident, he realized that there would be a need for similar facilities in Japan, so he started early on to set up the camp on Kume Island in Okinawa Pref.

This is sure to be a special afternoon.  Come enjoy beautiful music and help the children of Fukushima. Thank you.


Yoko Awaya Koto Music Conservatory



2012年7月に沖縄、久米島に開設された球美の里は、福島第一原子力発電所事故で大量に放出された放射性物質の危険から子供たちの健康を守ることを目的 に建設された非営利の保養施設です。汚染地域に住む子供たちが一定期間汚染されていない自然の中で遊び、安全な食べ物を食べることによって免疫力や抵抗力 をつけることが子供たちの健康にとっていかに大切かは、これまでのチェルノブイリでの研究によって証明されています。

NPO法人沖縄・球美の里の理事長 広河隆一氏はフォトジャーナリズム誌「Days Japan」の

広河氏は福島第一原発事故においても、いち早く福島を取材し、多くの支援活動を続ける中で、子供たちの健康を守るためには保養施設が必要であることを訴え その建設に全力を尽くして来ました。そうしてできたのが珠美の里なのです。子供たちの健康、未来を考えれば放射能に汚染されていない土地に疎開することが 理想ですが、それができない事情を持つ家庭も多いのが現状です。そのため珠美の里のような保養施設が持続的な活動を続ける必要があるのです。この施設は子 どもたちを守りたいという人たちの善意の募金によって運営されておりボランティアや団体の支援によって成り立っています。




Families for Safe Energy"











筝曲粟屋会:箏曲粟屋会(生田流宮城社); 1975年設立以後、2.3年毎に恒例の演奏会を開催、その他日系並びに米国社会の様々な分野で数多くの演奏活動を行い、日本伝統音楽普及、発展および親睦などのために尽力し続けている..

三牧孝至 :岐阜大学名誉教授であり医学博士。幼少よりバイオリンを本格的に師事。オカリナの深い魅力に出会い1999年よりテレビや日本全国で130回以上のオカリナ演奏活動を行なっている。CD「Takashi’s Classic Album」等。

日時: 2013年5月4日(土)2pmスタート

場所: Church of Perfect Liberty (PL教会)1130 W. 223rd St., Torrance, CA 90502

入場料: $20.00   

演奏者: オカリナ/三牧孝至、日本舞踊/坂東秀十美 箏/粟屋陽子、ブラウン・マサ、 

湊みどり、和宇慶ニーリー 三線/新垣有紀, ギター/稲継亮至

曲目:キャノン(J.Pachelbel 作曲)、春の海、涙そうそう、エル コンドラ パーサ他

主催: 筝曲粟屋会, 三牧孝至
後援: SK Support, FPS U.S.A, Inc (sound system), Families for Safe Energy

チケットインフォーマーション:ウェブサイト , 電話 Yuki[masked] あるいはKay[masked]

Okarina and Koto Concert 2013 For The Children of Fukushima

Date/Time: Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 2pm

Place: Church of Perfect Liberty (PL教会)1130 W. 223rd St., Torrance, CA 90502

Admission: $20.00   

Players: Ocarina: Takashi Mimaki, Japanese Dance: Bando Hidesomi
Koto: Yoko Awaya, Masa Brown, Midori Minato, and Neeley Wauke
Sanshin: Yuuki Shingaki / Guitar: Ryoji Inatsugi

Program: Canon, by J.Pachelbel, Haru No Umi, Nadasoso, El Condor Pasa, etc.

Mail Sponsors: Yoko Awaya Koto Music Conservatory, Takashi Mimaki (Ocarina Player)
Supporting Sponsors: SK Support, FPS U.S.A, Inc (sound system), Families for Safe Energy

For ticket information: please visit Call:Yuki[masked], or Kay[masked]

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  • Jameen K.

    In...CREIDIBLE! Wonderful location, tremendous people, urgent cause, celestial music. I'm so glad I attended! Thank you, Sally, for the invitation!

    May 4, 2013

    • Sally

      You're welcome, and thank you for coming! I will email you later about the future cooking lesson ideas too)

      1 · May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sally….Posted the donation to the account.
    Hope you had a great time!

    May 4, 2013

    • Sally

      Hi Rose, yes, I got it. Thank you sooooo much, I'll give to them and I really appreciate your help. We had a great time, thank you)

      May 5, 2013

  • John J.

    Unfortunately, my Saturdays are all booked. This sounds like a very worthy cause.

    April 22, 2013

    • Sally

      Hi John, yes, this is very meaningful and thanks to all the promotions including Japanese media, tickets are now sold out. Thank you.

      May 4, 2013

    • John J.

      I hope it's a huge success. The devastation that Japan has suffered from the quake and tsunami is so terrible

      May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unable to attend Sally. I would be willing to make the donation of $20 if that would help with this organization.

    April 28, 2013

    • Sally

      That's so nice of you, Rose. Thank you very much, yes it sure helps them)

      May 4, 2013

  • Sally

    満員御礼! 135 Tickets sold to general public)

    May 4, 2013

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