Japan Society of Fairfield County
Greenwich Health Fair, Oct. 15,  2005

origami kimono Members of Japan Society participated in Greenwich Multi-Cultural Health Fair

The Greenwich Multi-Cultural Health Fair was held on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Western Middle School, 1 Western Junior Highway to celebrate health and heritage among residents with different cultural backgrounds sponsored by Greenwich Health Improvement Partnership.

A request to participate in the Fair came to our member Vickie Hackman. Vickie and Noboru Uezumi, then our vice president, decided to participate jointly with the Japanese Education Center in Greenwich. Four demonstrations of Japanese culture, namely Origami, Calligraphy, Kimono dressing and Koto performance were presented.  Over 150 parents and children participated in these demonstrations. Vickie and Noboru Uezumi also arranged  calligraphy for Mr. Yajima to perform piano and synthesizer in the auditorium.  Other members from our Society who assisted were Junko Uezumi, then Board of Directors, Mr. & Mrs. Shima, the Director of Japanese Education Center, Atsuko Giampaoli, Simone Ingram, Todd Bellomy and Harry & Hiroko Sakamaki. Parents and students from Greenwich Japanese School also assisted. We all enjoyed a bright Saturday after a week long rainy days.                   (Harry Sakamaki)

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