Archive for January, 2012


Tachibana Dance Group and Utsuki-kai at Mochitsuki Portland 2012

January 23, 2012

Established in 1996, Mochitsuki is Portland’s annual Japanese New Year celebration. The mission is to celebrate, share, and educate the broader community about the dynamic Nikkei New Years traditions while strengthening bonds between our Nikkei groups.

Numerous performers will be participating, including the Tachibana Dance Group and Utsuki-kai. I’ll be dancing Haru Kaze Soran with Tachibana and drumming with Utsuki-kai.

Saturday January 29, 11am-4pm
Scottish Rite Center
1512 SW Morrison Street
Admission: $4-$10

PSU-TV covered the event. Watch the news segment here.


Lee’s Association Dragon and Lion Dance Team in January

January 23, 2012

The Portland Lee’s Association Dragon and Lion Dance Team has been busy with numerous performances for the New Year. I was able to participate in a few so far:

Uwajimaya’s “Year of the Dragon”
Video: Lion Dance
Saturday 1/21, 3pm
Beaverton, OR

HK Cafe “Families with Children from China” Event
Saturday 1/21, 4:30pm
4410 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR

Out and About with Drew Carney
Monday, 1/23, 6-7am
Video: Live from Lan Su Chinese Garden
Portland, OR

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association Chinese New Year Banquet
Monday, 1/30, 6pm
Wong’s King Restaurant
8733 SE Division Street
Portland, OR