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Online viewing Harukaze 2023 "The Boy Who Drew Cats" by Asako Hirabayashi

  • 2023-12-23
  • 12:00 AM
  • 2023-12-31
  • 11:59 PM
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Japan America Society of Minnesota once again, presents the original concert opera, The Boy Who Drew Cats, by award-winning composer Asako Hirabayashi, collaborating with award-winning visual artist Mayumi Amada, this time online! 

The video will be available from December 23th to 31st. Perfect time to watch this wonderful opera with your friends and family!

Based on an ancient Japanese folktale, rewritten by Asako Hirabayashi, the story is about how children’s perceived shortcomings can end up being strengths, leading to success in their lives. Instead of a realistic stage set for the opera, Mayumi creates imaginary, spiritual, and abstract images on the stage to enhance the opera's message. Influenced by the spirit and ideologies of Buddhism, Mayumi draws upon the philosophy of Zen to give direction to the creation of her work.

Saturday. December 23rd to 31st

Tickets $10 (Non member), $5 (Member)

The ticket is not refundable, but is transferable.

The information of the viewing method will be sent to you along with the registration confirmation email

Story, Libretto, & Music by Asako Hirabayashi
Stage Design by Mayumi Amada

Brian Arreola  (Leading Tenor)

Kelvin Chan (Leading Baritone)

Timothy P. Faatz (Tenor)
Sullivan Ojala Helmbolt (Baritone)
Justin Staebell (Bass)
Momoko Tanno (Narrator) 
Daria Adams (Violin)
Mira Frisch (Cello)
Ivan Konev (Piano)
Max Kuzmyak (Videographer)

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


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