Samurai Night 3/27


Samurai Night 3/27
Date/Time
Registration Begins
11/30/2021
Last Day To Register
3/27/2022
Location
1125 N. 3rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003, US
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Welcome to Samurai Night

Fee:  $10

 

Date & Time:

 

Sunday, March 27th

 

Check-in time at Gift Shop: 5:50 pm 

Gate open: 6:00 pm 

The event will begin at: 6:30 pm 

Your prompt arrival will ensure a more pleasurable experience not only for yourself but for the other participants as well. 

 

 

Program Description:

 

In collaboration with the Japan Foundation LA, we are proud to present an evening of pure entertainment and excitement on Sunday, March 27 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  

Join us in an interactive samurai show performed by Burai Productions, a Japanese Entertainment Group based in California, and learn about Japanese cultural traditions while getting firsthand experience of basic samurai movements, sword handling, and manner of speaking. You will be challenged in a sword fight performance as only seen in samurai movies. Paper “swords” will be provided for practice.  

After this 40-minutes extravaganza, you will enjoy the movie "Uzumasa Limelight" (2014) which focuses on an aging background actor that specializes in being killed. The movie is in Japanese with English subtitles.  

Samurai performance and movie screening will take place outdoor. 

 

BACKGROUNDER  

BURAI PRODUCTIONS  

 

A Japanese Entertainment Group based in California.  

Since 2016, they have been in events such as Anaheim Japan Fair/Long Beach Japan Fair/LANSCA 60th Anniversary Special Event/ Nisei Obon Festival/Nisei week Fashion Show/Geisha Fashion Show/Coedo Beer Event/Suntory Beer kirareyaku" (whose job it is to be felled with a sword by a film's star) with appearances in numerous samurai movies, plays a utility actor reminiscent of himself in his first starring role in a film.  

Fewer samurai films are being made, and the Uzumasa studio has fallen on hard times. One day, veteran kirareyaku actor Kamiyama (Fukumoto) is tasked with teaching sword action techniques to fledgling actress Satsuki (Yamamoto Chihiro). A few years later, the now-retired Kamiyama is visited by Satsuki, who has become a popular star.  

 

More information about BURAI PRODUCTIONS at Facebook: click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT MOVIE:  
 
UZUMASA LIMELIGHT (太秦ライムライト)  
(104MINS, 2014)  
DIRECTED BY KEN OCHIAI  
IN JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

 

YOUTUBE: Click HERE  

 

 

A drama that evokes the pathos of an actor who specializes in the waning samurai film genre, set at the Uzumasa film studio in Kyoto. Fukumoto Seiji, Japan's top "kirareyaku" (whose job it is to be felled with a sword by a film's star) with appearances in numerous samurai movies, plays a utility actor reminiscent of himself in his first starring role in a film.  

Fewer samurai films are being made, and the Uzumasa studio has fallen on hard times. One day, veteran kirareyaku actor Kamiyama (Fukumoto) is tasked with teaching sword action techniques to fledgling actress Satsuki (Yamamoto Chihiro). A few years later, the now-retired Kamiyama is visited by Satsuki, who has become a popular star.  

 

 

 

Location:

 

Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix

The Garden is located at 1125 North 3rd Avenue, between 3rd Avenue and Latham (2 blocks North of Roosevelt). Parking is available at the garden. 

When riding the Light Rail, exit at the Central and Roosevelt stop. The Garden is located on the west side of the rail, 0.3 miles from the station; it is directly behind the Irish Cultural Center (1106 N. Central Ave, Phoenix), just north of Portland Avenue. The Garden entrance is across the parking lot at 1125 N. 3rd Avenue. 

 

 

 

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Cost
$10.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation & Refund Policies: Program that do not meet the minimum enrollment one week prior to the start date may be subject to cancellation at the Garden's discretion. The Garden will contact registered participants in programs affected by cancellations and offer refunds or placement in an alternate class. Participants who withdraw from a program at least ten business days prior to the scheduled program start date may receive a full refund on their registration. (A business day is defined as M-F.). Missed Programs: Participants who do not show up on the day without notification before the scheduled program must forfeit their payment and reservation.