Spring Love Harukaze 2010: The hottest urban peace/music-themed event of the season!!

It’s back!! Spring Love (Harukaze) is making its second
run in Yoyogi Park on April 3rd and 4th, promising a
weekend extravaganza of top-rated musical and dance
performances, film screenings, organic food and goods
stalls, and talk sessions featuring peace-related social
action. Come out and enjoy the cherry blossoms while
feeding your mind and soul with some Spring Love!!

Date/Time: Saturday, April 3rd (1-8 PM) and Sunday,
April 4th (12-7:30 PM)
Venue: Yoyogi Park Outdoor Stage
Admission: Free!!

Event will feature:
■ Performances from numerous musicians and dancers
representing a variety of artistic genres
■ Peace-related talk sessions, films, and exhibitions
■ Events on two separate stages (Spring Stage and Love Stage)
■ Booths with literature from peace-related NPOs/NGOs
■ Spring Love Market with sales of various eco-friendly goods
■ Spring Love Kitchen featuring stalls with organic/ethnic foods
■ Live painting
■ Kids’ activities

Peace program:

Saturday, April 3rd

2:30-3:25 PM: Military bases and the role of the media

Panelists: Kobayashi Atsushi (director/producer of several military-
base related documentary films), Shiva Rei (freelance journalist who
has reported from places including Iraq and Gaza), Navigator: Inada Hideaki (Solar Inc.)

4:35-4:50 PM: Hints for carving out natural, sustainable
lifestyles in today's unnatural, unsustainable modern

Speaker: Ikue Masudo, formerly known as Takagi Saya
(TV/film actor, free diver, owner of Furyu organic cafe/gallery)
Navigator: Fukui Hiroshi (Peace Not War Japan music director,

4:50-5:50 PM: Why should Japan's Constitutional Article 9 (the
peace clause) be protected?

Panelists: Matsumari Masumi (Peace Boat), Shiva Rei (freelance
journalist), Kamebuchi Yuka (gospel singer, peace advocate)

8:30 PM〜: Documentary film screenings

“We don’t need bases anywhere!”, "ANPO" and "The
Insular Empire: America in the Marianas" promotional
clips, "Message from Yanbaru: A Documentary of Takae,
Higashi Village in Okinawa", "Alternative Lifestyles: Learning
from the European Squatting Movement", "Kukuru" (featuring
a live performance from singer UA in Takae village, Okinawa)

Sunday, April 4th

2:00-2:45 PM: Listen to citizens' voices: No more wasteful,
destructive construction!! Hear from activists working to stop
the following projects in environmentally rich areas: a tunnel
through Mt. Takao; a nuclear power plant in Kaminoseki; and a
U.S. military base in Takae Village, Okinawa.

Panelists: Sakata Masako (Kenju no kai), Higa "Marty" Masato
(documentary filmmaker), Yamato Taka (organic loquat farmer),
Yamada Sei (peace/environmental activist and author)

3:30-4:25 PM: Building sustainable, non-militarized economies:
examples of organic, small-scale, community-based alternatives
to a military-dependent economy

Panelists: Kikuchi Yumi (Harmonics Life Center director, Tokyo
Peace Film Festival producer, Japan United for a Ministry of
Peace committee member), Tanaka Yu (Mirai Bank Director,
Japan International Volunteer Center board member, ap bank
member), Kosaka Masaru (organic restaurant/bar owner, writer,
rice/soybean farmer)

5:10-5:25 PM: Kikuchi Yumi, a well-known peace/environmental
activist, writer, translator, and international speaker, shares the
latest information on 9/11-related issues, the Tokyo Peace Film
Festival, and more! Navigator: Kimberly Hughes, Peace Not War
Japan co-coordinator.

Musical performers:

Ikue Asazaki (traditional Amami Shimauta folk songs)

Sayoko meets YA MAN RIDDIM (funky reggae + djembe)

Blues the Butcher-590213 + Leyona (rock/soul/reggae/blues)

Rakita (acoustic groove)

Yuppi & Tane (elementary school aged singer/songwriter!)

Rabirabi (percussion/voice duo)

Ailie (roots reggae)


11-piece wadaiko (Japanese drum) ensemble

Kamebuchi Yuka and Voices of Japan (VOJA) (gospel)

Mika Arisaka (jazz)

SandiiBunbun with Earth Conscious and Hula All Stars (Hawaiian)

The Tchiky's (Acoustic/Afrobeat/Dub)

Takeru (reggae)

Fukugawa Baron Club (Indonesian gamelan)

YOSHIE (belly dancing)

Uranagel (folk)

Jintaramuta (fusion unit blending Japanese traveling street
protest music together with elements of modern jazz)


Mon Kumagai (shamisen)

And more!

Additional Information:

※ Please note that there may be changes in the list of
performers and guests.

※ Please refrain from smoking within the venue area,
as well as from taking photographs of the performers.

※ A portion of the sales of food and goods, as well as
all donations placed in our donation boxes, will be given
to several grassroots organizations in order to support
their ongoing work for nonviolent peace action.

※ Spring Love has a “gomi-zero” ("no garbage") policy.
Please leave the venue as clean as you found it by separating
your trash at one of the provided garbage stations. Garbage
cleanup is an extremely expensive undertaking, and if this
policy is not respected, we may not be able to offer this free
festival in the future. Show some spring love by following the
"gomi-zero" rule!!

※ Volunteers needed before and during the event!! (setup,
translation/interpretation, cleanup, various administrative tasks,
etc.) If you are able to help, please contact us at kim@pnwj.org!

Event support: A SEED JAPAN, Solar, Peace Not War Japan,


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