Sunday, January 06, 2013

Songs of Hope - Benefit Concert on Jan. 12, 2013

I'll be serving complimentary tea, alongside traditional Japanese wagashi by Tokaragashi and contemporary Japanese pastries by Setsuko Agata, at a Songs for Hope benefit concert for continued relief efforts in Japan. Charaku teas will also be available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to Songs for Hope.

The featured performers will be pianist Dr. Sachi Hirakouji, originally from Miyagi Prefecture where the earthquake struck and now a resident of Hawaii, and marimba player Memmi Ochi, a Music doctoral candidate at the University of Washington. A special guest speaker will be Yusuke Usukura, a former Air Defense Official who was stationed  at Matsushima, (very close to the epicenter) at the time if the earthquake and tsunami, and is now living in Seattle.

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2013
Time: 7:00pm. Sweets & Tea will be served at 6:30.
Place: Trinity Lutheran Church
6215 196th Street SW, Lynwood, WA
Admission: Free, donations gladly accepted.

If you're in the greater Seattle area and can make it, I hope you'll come and support this important cause. For more information, please visit Songs for Hope.

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