A poetic fantasy with dance, live music and shadow puppetry.
Date and Time: August 9, 2015 ◆ Shows at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Admission: $12 (online in advance) / $15 at the door (Facebook event)
Tanabata is the star festival in Japan. This is also a celebration of a love story between Vega and Altair, who are separated by The Milky Way. The lovers only meet once a year, on July 7th, the Night of Tanabata. People celebrate their rendezvous by displaying bamboo branches with strips of paper and ornaments. Their wishes are written on a strip of paper because on the night of Tanabata these wishes come true.
“Brother Ken (ブラザー軒)”, meaning Brother Diner, is one of the songs sung by Wataru Takada, a unique voice in the Japanese folk song movement of the 1970s, who was influenced by American folk songs and protest movement. The lyrics are by Katumi Sugawara.