Japan Society of Fairfield County
Otsukimi was our
event of the year that
was blessed by good weather. This event was jointly sponsored with the
Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden in North Salem, New
York. The event began at 6:30 PM on August 11th
tea ceremony demonstration given by Michael McKenna.
Because the event so was well attended,
a second sitting of the tea ceremony
demonstration was given.
Before the concert began at 8:30, we enjoyed dinner, the exhibitions at
the Hammond Museum, a silent auction for the Hammond Museum, and a
stroll through the Japanese Garden.
Asahi Shozo company donated sake for a pre concert sake tasting.
Sunset was 7:53 PM and the frogs began their accompaniment. Five
pieces were played by Shoji Mizumoto on the shakuhachi and Motoko
Kuroda and Charles Tang on the
The sky was very clear and dark before the moonrise and bonus views of
at least 3 satellites and 2 Perseid meteors were available to the
careful sky watcher. Our guests from the Consul General of Japan
in New York, Hisashi Takishima and Miyuki Kuranishi, particularly
enjoyed the view of the sky. The moon finally showed itself between the
trees and low clouds at 10:15 to end a
Lorraine Laken took the photos below:
Hammond's Otsukimi Program cover
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