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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Santa Fe Japanese Cultural Festival March 13th

One of the best features of The Don Gaspar Inn is its close proximity to the annual events that take place throughout Santa Fe. If you are planning to visit in mid-March you will have the opportunity to experience the sixth annual Santa Fe Japanese Cultural Festival at The Santa Fe Community Convention Center. The event takes place on Saturday, March 13th from 10 am to 5 pm and is free of charge. The theme for this year’s cultural festival is a celebration of "Samurai," the class of professional warriors who served the aristocratic "daimyos" or landowners of Japan from the eighth century to the mid-nineteenth century. The event will feature two special guest groups who will perform Samurai Swordsmanship and theatrical form of swordsmanship. Special guest Grammy winner Taiko drummer, Koji Nakamura will perform along with local groups celebrating the traditional music of Japan. In addition to performance art, the event offers arts and crafts workshops, a silent auction and raffles, Japanese food vendors, and free tea and sweets in the afternoon provided by the Tea Group. For a schedule of performances and for more information, call 505-471-9022 or reference www.santafejin.org. The Don Gaspar Inn, The Casa Blanca Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of the Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.