Bolivia's Japanese Communities Celebrate Their Culture

The Japanese communities of Santa Cruz Bolivia will celebrate their culture on August 21-29 as part of the Santa Cruz Bicentennial cultural events calendar, coordinated by the Japanese Consulate and the Casa de la Cultura of Santa Cruz.

The following events are on the agenda (and will take place in Spanish):

Saturday 21
19:00 to 21:00
• Demonstration by a sushi master
• Conference: The Japanese Culinary Spirit

Sunday 22
16:00 to 18:00
• Musical interpretation of Japanese and Bolivian melodies
• Choirs
• Blanca Nieves Children's Mini Opera
• Santa Cruz Youth Symphony and Orchestra
• Saxophone by Father Juan Kurahashi
• Guitar and song time 19:00 to 21:00 p.m.
• Okinawa community dance troupe
• Okinawa community folkloric songs
• Okinawa three-chord guitar
• Okinawa karate demonstration

Monday 23
18:00 to 20:00
•  Mishoryu Floral School demonstration and workshop
• Conference: Japanese and Ikebana culture

Tuesday 24
19:00 to 21:00
• Demostration by the Santa Cruz Karate Association
• Conference: Spirit of the Samurai

Wednesday 25
17:00 to 19:00
• Animé exhibit
• Cosplay show

Thursday 26
19:00 to 21:00
• Conference: Comparison between Japanese and Western culture
• Conference: Scholarships to study in Japan
• Conference: The Water of Life

Saturday 28
17:00 to 20:00
• Japanese food demonstration
• Conference: Japanese culture and cooking

Sunday 29
17:00 to 19:00
• Demonstration and explanation of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

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by: Sonia Nuñez Gilman

Good evening, I'm looking for an old friend whir went to school with me inLa Paz, Instituto Americano. We graduated in1973, her name was Janet Delgadillo and she was of Japanese descent. Our class will have a reunion next year and I would like to reach her, can you help me?
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