As some of you may know, my main squeeze, Sam, is the Assistant Director at the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP). The JASGP is known in Philly for their annual cherry blossom festival which officially kicked off last night. This year's events include everything from sushi making contests to a big ole Cherry Blossom celebration in Fairmount park. You can find the whole schedule of awesome events on phillycherryblossom.org
This year a Kabuki-dance master visiting from Japan, Isaburo Hanayagi, will demonstrate dramatic makeup techniques and costuming on Sam! You have three chances to view this demonstration so make sure you go and see my 6'3 skinny man transformed into a beautiful Kabuki Princess.
Sunday, March 8, 2:00 PM
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 PM
Houston Hall, Hall of Flags
3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tuesday, March 31, 6:00 PM
University of Pennsylvania Museum, Rainey Auditorium
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Here's a sneak peak from a few nights ago when Sam and I went to Isaburo-sensei's for a practice run.
For more photos of Sam in makeup and costume click here.