“Some people may think that it is not good to perfor Kyogen – Japanese traditional comedy – at this moment. However, we strongly think that people who are not affected should smile and send those smiles to Tohoku through donations.”
You give money, you learn a little about Japanese culture and you smile. It sounds perfect!
Here are the details:
Date & Time: Tuesday April 12th 17:00 – 21:00 (but you can enter and leave at any time)
Location: Ohe Nougakudou (大江能楽堂). On the south side of Oshinokouji east of Yanaginobanba, Chukyouku, Kyoto (柳馬場押小路東入る). Here is a map.
No charge but donations are hoped for so please give generously! All the money collected will be given to the Japanese Red Cross and other NPOs.
Here are some more up-and-coming fundraising events in Kyoto this month:
Friday, April 8th (Tonight!)
Herr Ben’s Sayonara Cabaret
“a night of music, drinks and partying to celebrate good times and good people. 1920’s attire is appropriate.”
Location: Urbanguild, Kyoto.
Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Charge: 1500 (includes one drink)
Money will be collected for the Red Cross.
Featuring: YEAR OF THE BULLDOZER, DODO, MITSU & RYOTARO, THE SECRET CABARET, ANNA FIRE QUEEN, RAW ELEMENTS WITH DODO.
More details on the facebook events page.
Saturday, April 9th
Solaris Vol.3 Ambient Music & Video Art Event with Headphones
Location: Denka-House, Kyoto
Opens: 18:30 / Starts: 19:00
Charge: 500 yen
The Artists: 仙石彬人 Akito Sengoku [TIME PAINTING], ieva, BUDDHASTICK aka PSYCHEDELIC DESERT, Arms Mo Enium, and Sean Roe.
All the money will be given to Red Cross Japan to help victims of tsunami in the north of Japan. More details here.
Saturday, April 16th
INSPIRE JAPAN – Pecha Kucha Night Kyoto Vol. 3
20×20 presentations focused on 3 main themes INSPIRE/JAPAN, THE ISSUES, & RECOVERY.
Time: 17:00 – 20:00
Location: Butterfly, Kyoto
More details in this previous post.
Friday, April 22nd
JunKroom – The Final JunKroom event in Kyoto!
Proceeds from this event will be donated to charity to help people in the North-East of Japan.
Time: 19:00 ~ Late
Charge: 1500 in advance or 1800 at the door (1 drink is included).
Featuring:Acsoc (Serge Teuscher), Naked Mozart (Ed: Oh God no!), WEAST (Murakami Hiroshi & Tanaka Ryo), Bridget Scott & Problematica, SseeaannRrooee, Christopher Fryman & Misuzu, and Chikako Bando & Yumiko Nii. And more to be announced right here on Deep Kyoto.
Sunday, April 24th
Earthquake Benefit Open Mic and Bake Sale
“Bring a smile (and if you like, a musical instrument), munch on some baked goods, and enjoy live music.”
Location: Reizu @ Cafe Gaea, Kyoto. Map here.
Time:18:00 – 22:00
More details here.