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Special Screening of Gambappe Hula Girls at the 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake Memorial at 12 Noon on March 11, 2012


A Special Screening of Gambappe Hula Girls! will be held along with an exhibition of children's messages of hope at the Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. This screening of Gambappe Hula Girls! was made possible by sponsorship from the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle and the Japan Business association of Seattle. Admission is free, and seating is available for the first 200 arrivals.

The Story: On March 11, 2011, the city of Iwaki in Fukushima was greatly damaged by thr Great East Japan Earthquake. The Hula Girls dance troupe lost their performance vennue and homes in the aftermath of the 3.11 disaster. Gambappe Hula Girls! is the story of their efforts to bring hope and vitality to Tokhoku and Japan.

The screening will be a part of a day long memorial, "A Day of Rememberance. A Day of Preparedness. A Day of Rebuilding." to remember the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Full Schedule of Events:

10:00 a.m.
Opening ceremony with musical performance by Fumi Tagata and the koto ensemble, Koto no Wa, presentations by Peace Winds America, the City of Seattle, the YMCA of Greater Seattle, the American Red Cross, an exhibition of messages of hope from the children of Tohoku and a screening of Gambappe Hula Girls! at the Fisher Pavilion.

2:00 p.m.
3.11 Memorial with Kobe Bell Ringing and Moment of Silence at 2:46 p.m at the Seattle Center, Kobe Bell (north of the International Fountain).

For more information download the event flyer poster here.PDF