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Video of Japanese dancer Kazuko Law

Video of Japanese dancer Kazuko Law

Date
Description
One video cassette. Law performs the Wisteria Dance, Seven Hat Dance, Crow Dance, and Celebrations for New Emperor.
Collection
Atsuko Lefcounte teaching her apprentices about ikebana

Atsuko Lefcounte teaching her apprentices about ikebana

Date
1988-03-14
Description
One audio cassette. Master folk artist Lefcourte took on two apprentices in 1988, Levanthal and McGlamory. Ikebana (Way of the Flower) is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging. It originated in China in the 6th century. Lefcourte was born in Osaka, Japan, where she learned the art of the tea ceremony and flower arranging. She moved to Florida in 1975. For more info on Lefcourte, see S 1644, box 3, folder 11. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Collection
Atsuko Lefcourte demonstration at West Rivera Elementary School for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Atsuko Lefcourte demonstration at West Rivera Elementary School for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-03-11
Description
Two audio cassettes. Demonstrating the Japanese tea ceremony and the associated ikebana rituals. Ikebana (Way of the Flower) is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging. It originated in China in the 6th century. Lefcourte was born in Osaka, Japan where she learned the art of the tea ceremony and flower arranging. She moved to Florida in 1975.
Collection
Atsuko Lefcourte interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Atsuko Lefcourte interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1986-08-23
Description
Two audio cassettes. Lefcourte discusses learning the Japanese tea ceremony in Japan from her father; emigrating to the United States; the cultural meanings of ikebana and the tea ceremony; naming practices; effects of World War II on her family; clothing and rituals for the tea ceremony; and teaching it to others. Ikebana (Way of the Flower) is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging. It originated in China in the 6th century. For more info on Lefcourte, see S 1644, box 3, folder 11.
Collection
Friday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 1)

Friday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 1)

Date
1995-05-26
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Williams served as emcee. Picalota Strings featured Dave Fullerton (chorded zither), Joseph Johnson (guitar), Rob Blount (bass), and Bill Lapin (mandolin). Wako Kai were Japanese dancers from Pensacola (Chiyo Smith and Fay Geis). On the original index sheet, Kazuko Law wrote the name of the dancers in traditional Japanese script. Sparky and the Pole Cats featured Ira Kohn (banjo), Joe Nelson (fiddle), Dave Borland (fiddle), and Marion Lasley (guitar). Old Tiem Friends featured Don Moores (guitar0, Jim Kaufman (dobro), Jan Moores (autoharp) and Don Meyers (bass.) Caracappa was a banjoist-guitarist from Miami.
Collection
Friday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Sesquicentennial Area Stage ) (Tape 2)

Friday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Sesquicentennial Area Stage ) (Tape 2)

Date
1995-05-26
Description
One digital audio tape(DAT). The Versiteers, a Jacksonville-based a capella gospel group, consisted of L.V. Starling, Linda Carter, and Myrtle Butler. Law and Wako Kai of Pensacola danced to pre-recorded music. Jose Silva of Pembroke Pines led the Nicaraguan dance group Toco Huaco. Tru-Blu Grass consisted of Bill Hendry (fiddle), Jane Roynl (bass), Eddie Knight (guitar), Jack Piccalo (banjo) and Ken Carey (mandolin).
Collection
Friday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 1)

Friday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 1)

Date
1997-05-23
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Collection
Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 2)

Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 2)

Date
1998-05-22
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Collection
Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 4)

Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 4)

Date
1998-05-22
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). The following tapes -- D98-28 through D98-29 -- are blank. They were set aside for use on 22 May 1998, but were not needed.
Collection
Friday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)

Friday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)

Date
1999-05-28
Description
One audio cassette tape. Folklorist Stuemple interviews Law about the traditional games of Japan including playing with an air-filled paper ball, juggling and tossing bean bags called otedama and baseball. She also talks about hagoita, or paddles used in a game for girls played on New Years called hanetsuki and a card game (no specific name given for the card game).
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Video of Japanese dancer Kazuko LawVideo of Japanese dancer Kazuko LawMoving ImageVideo recording
Body movement
Arts, Japanese
Japanese Americans
Arts, Asian
Asian Americans
Asian American arts
Dance
Dancers
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a_s1640_20_tape20Atsuko Lefcounte teaching her apprentices about ikebanaSoundArtisans
Flower arrangers
Apprentices
Arts, Japanese
Flower arrangement, Japanese
Flowers
Japanese Americans
Asian American arts
Asians
Oral communication
Oral performance
Lecturers
Sound recordings
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a_s1685_06_tape08Atsuko Lefcourte demonstration at West Rivera Elementary School for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundFlorists
Field recordings
Education
Students
Asian Americans
Japanese Americans
Ritual meals
Elementary schools
Tea ceremonies
Food preparation
Tea tasters
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a_s1685_06_tape06Atsuko Lefcourte interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral narratives
Florists
Asian Americans
Japanese Americans
Emigration
Tea ceremonies
Food preparation
Ritual meals
Naming ceremonies
World War, 1939-1945
Clothing
Kimonos
Tea tasters
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a_s1576_44_d95-001Friday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 1)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
String bands
Stringband music
Old time music
Guitar music
Japanese Americans
Arts, Japanese
Clogging
Clog dancing
Singers
Musicians
Dancers
Bands (Music)
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a_s1576_44_d95-038Friday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Sesquicentennial Area Stage ) (Tape 2)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Bluegrass music
Stringband music
Old time music
Nicaraguan Americans
Arts, Japanese
Latinos
Dance
Japanese Americans
Clogging
Arts, Scottish
A capella singers
A capella singing
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Gospel songs
Arts, Nicaraguan
Singers
Bands (Music)
Musicians
Dancers
Bluegrass musicians
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a_s1576_76_d97-001Friday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 1)SoundSingers
Guitarist
Musicians
Dancers
Storytellers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Steel guitars
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel musicians
Religious songs
African Americans
Arts, Japanese
Japanese Americans
Dance music
Folk dance
Marimba
Maya arts
Mayans
Arts, Mexican
Mexican Americans
Animal tales
Storytelling
Seminole Indians
Oral performance
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a_s1576_78_d98-025Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 2)SoundCarvers (Decorative artists)
Wood carvers
Artists
Flower arrangers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Fijian Americans
Arts, Fiji
Arts, Japanese
Flower arrangement, Japanese
Japanese Americans
Arts, Asian
Asian Americans
Folklorists
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a_s1576_78_d98-027Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 4)SoundArtists
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Russian Americans
Arts, Russian
Flower arrangement, Japanese
Arts, Asian
Asian Americans
Arts, Japanese
Japanese Americans
Flower arrangers
Priests
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a_s1576_75_c99-067Friday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Personal experience narratives
Folklorists
Japanese Americans
Games Japan
Games
Recreation
Leisure
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