On, Friday 11/10 at 5:30-8:30pm, please join our dinner & movie night at a private house surrounded by redwood trees in Scotts Valley (close to Los Gatos). We will have a special guest from Osaka, Japan, Takafumi Tomita (in short, TAKA). who brought a special film for us to watch. The address of the venue will be informed after the reservation is confirmed. The fee for dinner is $15 plus a donation whatever the amount you feel comfortable for TAKA's ongoing peace voluntarily activities.
Please email me at Shinobeau@iCloud.com to reserve your seats. We have a few more seats available now. If you can offer a carpool or need one, please let me know when you make a reservation so that I can make an arrangement.
The schedule for the event is as below.
☆ 5:30-6:15pm Japanese dinner
☆ 6:16-7:30pm “Hopi Prophecy”, a documentary short film will be screened
☆ 7:30-8;30pm Free discussion with TAKA
Here's the menu for the dinner! All vegan & Gluten-free
- Cream of mushroom soup
- Japanese one pot winter dish of Daikon & Konjac (ODEN style)
- Fried rice with vegetables
- Quinoa macaroni salad
- Golden beets with Kale salad
- Matcha cup cake with Azuki bean paste
- Burdock root tea ☕️
🍷Upon request, we will serve a glass of home-made sangria, using organic red wine & orange juice!
We will dine together and watch the documentary film (75min.), "HOPI PROPHECY” directed by Kiyoshi Miyata in 1986 around the fireplace. In this film, the last messenger who was specially selected by Kikmongwi, spiritual leaders of 8 villages of the Hopi Indians, Thomas Banyacya who passed away in 1999 at 90 years old opened up the Hopi Prophecy to the world for a sacred reason.
The original director of this film, Miyata passed away in 2011. it has still been screened all over Japan by a successor of Miyata. Reiko Tatsumi from Land & Life (https://www.landandlife.org) who took an initiate to promote the film and move forward for world peace. Now, approved by Reiko, we can watch this sacred film together. Reiko bestowed this film to TAKA for people who live in the Bay area to watch.
After watching the film, we will have a free discussion with TAKA if you have time. I met Taka last year when I hosted his Japanese old lunar calendar class at my house. It was such a wonderful experience. Everyone who took his class got inspired and began to appreciate the wisdom we inherited from our ancestors. Not so long ago, we Japanese lived resonating the cycle of the moon. Living in the lunar rhythm, we developed such a rich culture in the past. By reintroducing the lunar calendar into our lives, we again can live more peacefully and intuitively... If you are interested, you can ask TAKA about the lunar calendar during the free discussion time.
TAKA has so much knowledge about nutrition as well. For one of his peace activism, he runs the summer camp for a heath recuperation every year for the children who still live in Fukushima after the nuclear disaster in 2011.
There, TAKA introduces to the community the food that can detox and protect them from radiation. If you like, he can share what is really happening in Fukushima right now.
TAKA wishes to invite people to be part of his on-going activism by supporting him in a way you feel inspired to, by a free-will participation fee, which will be collected at the event. He currently has his philosophy on giftivism on his website, but it is in Japanese. Google translate does an OK job communicating his intentions. Please refer to the site as below.
What is giftivism? You can watch this video clip to get the idea if you like.
There will be a potluck gathering at a private house in Berkley on Saturday, 11/4 from 5-9pm. If you are interested, please check the details as below.
Takafumi Tomita is a peace and environmental activist, author, and practitioner of Japanese traditional handicrafts, healing and care, fermentation, and calendar. While based in Osaka, Japan, he has travelled all over Japan holding many workshops and events to share his knowledge and passion on many topics including natural and plant dyeing, miso making, relationship of our body and mind, and alternative calendars (lunar and the 13 moon calendar). He practices and shares plant dyeing, miso making and other traditional handicrafts as his core embodiment of peace activism to empower the community and build more local resilience.
You can see some of his products at here:
His website (only in Japanese)