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Little peek for TANABTA Festival

August 4, 2011

Here is the peek of what we r making for Tanabata Festival in New York!
All the tsuru made by sooo many people! So beautiful!
Please come and take a look this sat!

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Tanabata Festival

August 3, 2011
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Hello everybody!
Please come to our Tanabata Festival event this Saturday!
We have been planning and working for this event for months.
Looking forward seeing you!

WISH COME TSURU
Tanabata Festival in New York

The TSURU Project brings a Japanese star festival to New York City to send wishes to people in Japan

August 6th, Saturday
3 pm – 7 pm
at Tenri Cultural Institute,
43A West 13th Street,
New York, NY 10011

A very special one day event showcasing more than 3,000 colorful origami cranes in large ornaments, participatory workshops for origami cranes and tanzaku, thin paper strips for writing wishes to decorate bamboo branches, and live music performances by Japanese musicians.

The large ornaments will be on view and each string will be sold at suggested donation from $20 during a festival. Donation box will also be available. All the proceeds will go to Ashinaga’s “Rainbow House Fund,” Mazenda Fukushima Children’s Fund, and Tenri Cultural Institute’s “Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.” Only cash can be accepted.

**This is a free event and open to public.

Tsuru in mailbox

August 2, 2011

It is really exciting to see tsuru sent by people in our mailbox!
Some are from friends from Tokyo and Hawaii. One of our Tsuru member is in Hawaii now and she has been spreading words about us and even having Tsuru workshop there!
Another wonderful thing is that somebody found us online and sent us 1000 cranes they used for their wedding:) They are really beautiful and neatly connected with string and beads.

It will all be part of our Tanabata event this Saturday!

 

Mobile Exhibition in Japan

July 25, 2011

As you may all know we are gathering of all Japanese female artists from Brooklyn.
We are requested by Kiyomitsu Saito, who curate art show in Japan, to make a mobile for Mobile Exhibition.
Y E Y!!!
We decided to make TSURU by using our artwork. We are gathering of photographer, hat maker, print maker, illustrator, painter…etc… so the result came out to be really nice! We wanted to just lay down below the mobile~ 🙂 It’s a pretty big mobile too.
The Exhibition will be held in Okayama pref. Please forward the information if you have friends around there in Japan!

August 6th ~ 19th
Opening Reception: August 6th, 6pm-8pm

場所:サンコアSans quoi
住所:岡山県玉野市築港1-4-15
Tel&Fax:0863-32-0866

Tanabata in Dumbo Brooklyn NY by Itoen

July 20, 2011

We participated in the Tanabata Festival in Dumbo held by Itoen on July 7th!

Everybody took pictures in front of our ornament! They are really cute and everybody look very happy 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photos from Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk

July 18, 2011

On June 5th, we participated to the event, Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk!
ArtWalk is one of the largest self-guided tour of open artist studios and area exhibitions in Brooklyn – Artwalk is in its 8th year and is a neighborhood tradition that draws thousands of visitors to a full weekend of open studio tours, exhibits, performances, receptions, and more. For more information: www.artwalk2011.com

Thank you very much for those who came to make TSURU with us!

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TANABATA Festival in New York!

July 16, 2011

With all our effort and everybody’s help, our wish is coming true!

We are going to have Tanabata Festival in New York!
Please save the date

August 6th, Saturday – 3 pm to 7 pm
“Wish Come Tsuru” – Tanabata Festival in New York
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

This is a free event and open to public, please bring your friends and family and enjoy our beautiful Japanese culture.

We have less than a month left till the show and are busy busy making the ornament! Please see our first Tsuru Ornament we made for recent event, Dear Japan Art Show. It will be more of this at the event!
We will still need more and more TSURU(origami paper crane), so if you would like to send us some TSURU you made, please contact us!
tsuruprojectny@gmail.com
You can view and download the direction of how to make TSURU HERE.

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WISH COME TSURU
Tanabata Festival in New York

The TSURU Project brings a Japanese star festival to New York City to send wishes to people in Japan.

Join us August 6th, Saturday from 3 pm to 7 pm for the TSURU Project’s first Tanabata Festival “Wish Come Tsuru” at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011 – a very special one day event showcasing more than 3,000 colorful origami cranes in large ornaments, participatory workshops for origami cranes and tanzaku, thin paper strips for writing wishes to decorate bamboo branches, and live music performances by Japanese musicians.

With a mission of supporting Japan in its recovery from devastating earthquake and nuclear crisis, the TSURU Project has held interactive workshops with the people of New York to make origami cranes together since March 11, 2011 to spread awareness of Japan’s recovery progress and stimulate discussions on what we can do. It has provided a valuable opportunity especially for the children of New York to interact with the Japanese culture.

TSURU Project has a dream – our dream is to recreate the Sendai Tanabata Festival in New York City. The Sendai Tanabata Festival is held every summer in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, one of the cities hit by the recent earthquake and tsunami. Because of the catastrophe that hit the region, the TSURU Project would like to send our wishes and encouragement by organizing our version of Tanabata festival in New York at the same day of the Sendai Tanabata Festival in Japan.

The Tenri Cultural Institute has generously donated Tenri Gallery in Manhattan to use for our cause.

The large ornaments will be on view and each string will be sold at suggested donation from $20 during a festival. Donation box will also be available. All the proceeds will go to Ashinaga’s “Rainbow House Fund,” Mazenda Fukushima Children’s Fund, and Tenri Cultural Institute’s “Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.” Only cash can be accepted.

This is a free event and open to public.

鶴に願いを

七夕 in New York

 

日、鶴プロジェクトはニューヨークから日本に愛と願いを贈ります。

 

ニューヨーク天理文化協会にて8月6日(土曜日)午後3時より、鶴プロジェクト主催、七夕祭りを開催します。三千羽以上の折り鶴によって作られた七夕飾り(吹流し)のインスタレーションに加え、折り鶴のワークショップ、短冊に書いた願い事を笹の枝に掛けるイベント、日本人シンガーによる音楽のパフォーマンスなどが行われます。

 

2011年3月11日に起きた東北地方太平洋沖地震と津波は、人々の生活に甚大な被害及ぼしました。加えて、福島原発事故が発生し、放射線流出の見えない恐怖で被災地は現在でも先の見えない大きな不安に包まれています。 鶴プロジェクトは、3.11以降、NYで大人や子供達と一緒に折り鶴を制作するワークショップを行ってきました。参加して下さった方々には日本の復興過程を伝え、これからの未来を託された子供達には折り鶴という日本の文化に触れる機会を与えてきました。鶴プロジェクトは、NYと日本の絆を作り、これからの日本の文化復興を支援し、被災者に愛と希望を贈るプロジェクトです。

 

鶴プロジェクトは、ひとつの夢を叶えようとしています。 それは、東日本大震災の被災地の宮城県仙台市で毎年行われる仙台七夕祭りと同じ日にNYで七夕祭りをNYで開催することです。同日開催により、 日本の被災者にNYから願いを届けることを目的としています。仙台七夕祭りは、東北三大夏祭りの一つとして知られ、規模の大きさだけでなく、手の込んだ美しい七夕飾りを一目見ようと毎年全国各地から大勢の人々が訪れます。今回のNYでの七夕祭りでは、 鶴プロジェクトのメンバーであるブルックリン在住の日本人女性アーティスト達が、色とりどりの折り鶴でNYバージョン七夕飾り(吹流し)を制作しました。

 

尚、七夕飾りは小分けにして一本20ドルからの寄付金で販売されます。当日は募金箱も設置します。七夕祭りの収益金はすべて「あしなが育英会」、「マゼンダ福島こども基金」、ニューヨーク天理文化協会 の「Japan Earthquake Relief Fund」に寄付されます。現金のみの扱いとなります。是非とも多くの皆様にご来場、ご協力を頂ければ幸いです。

 

今回の企画は、ニューヨーク天理文化協会 のご好意によりギャラリースペースを提供して頂いています。

 

8月6日(土曜日)午後3時から7時まで

Wish Come Tsuru – Tanabata Festival in New York

Terni Cultural Institute

43A West 13th Street

New York, NY 10011 (Between 5th and 6th ave)

寄付金先

あしなが育英会: http://www.ashinaga.org

マゼンダ福島こども基金: http://yonezawanet.jp/fmcf

ニューヨーク天理文化協会Japan Earthquake Relief Fund: http://www.tenri.org