Japan Society of Fairfield County
Otsukimi 2007

Musicians moon and frogOnly a few people were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the moon through the warm heavy clouds at Otsukimi 2007. As in prior years, this event was jointly sponsored with the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden in North Salem, New York and others.  The event began at 6:30 pm on August 24th with a tea ceremony demonstration given by Michael McKenna.
Before the concert began at 8:00, we enjoyed dinner bentos from Kira Sushi of Armonk, the exhibitions at the Hammond Museum, and a stroll through the Japanese Garden.  Asahi Shozo company donated sake for a pre concert sake tasting.
The frogs began their accompaniment.  Five pieces were played by Masayo Ishigure, the noted koto player, and her student Motoko Kurodo and Shoji Mizumoto on the shakuhachi.
Hammond's Otsukimi Program cover   Pages 1 & 2   Pages 3 & 4   Pages 5 & 6
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