BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3495@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20120120T000000Z DTEND:20120120T000000Z DESCRIPTION:50 years ago\, the town of Shitara\, in Aichi Prefecture\, prom ised the Goddess of Mercy that they would teach their children to perform kabuki in her honor if she spared the town from the wrath of a vengeful sh ogun. Shitara is still around\, so the Goddess clearly kept her promise. A ccordingly\, for the last 350 years\, the children of the village (current ly represented by Damine Elementary School)\, have dilligently learned and performed kabuki plays. This January\, as part of an every-three-years tr adition\, the children of Damine Elementary School are travelling to Illin ois to stage a kabuki play. If you live near either Arlington Heights or U rbana-Champaign\, don't miss this rare opportunity to see one of Japan's m ost beautiful art forms performed by some unique practitioners.\n\nSouth M iddle School\n400 S. Highland\nArlington Heights\, IL 60005\n\nFree Event! SUMMARY:Japanese Children's Kabuki Troupe Damine URL:/en/events/2012/01/20/japanese-childrens-kabuki-troupe-damine/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR