CHINA, JAPAN, KOREA
Annual Three Nations Cultural Series
The Chinese, Japanese and Korean communities in Portland, Oregon have been cooperating to present joint cultural performances each year since 2015. It began with Strings of Three Nations, followed by Dances, Drums, Voices, Flutes, and Masks Dances of Three Nations. Our goal is to unite the three communities and to expose the public to the beautiful cultures of all three countries.
Dances of The Three Nations - 2022
The 2022 Three Nations performance was the first in-person cultural exchange event since the Pandemics. The new Chinese Consul General of the Chinese Consulate in S.F, Mr. Jianmin ZHANG, and his delegation, the Japanese Consul General in Portland, Mr. Masaki SHIGA, and Korean Deputy Consul General in Seattle, Mr. Hyonsang AHN, local dancers, and over 300 audiences joined together for the performance.
Performers: PORTLAND CHINESE DANCE TROUPE, TSUBAKI BUYO DOUKOUKAI, and OREGON KOREAN PERFORMING ARTS TROUPE
Mask Dances of The Three Nations - 2020
The 2020 performances were performed and viewed virtually – a necessary departure from the impressive live performances of the past. Participants enjoyed video performances of Pacific Northwest dance groups performing mask dances from China, Japan, and Korea. Sponsored by the Oregon China Council, Consular Office of Japan, and South Korean Consulate
Performers: Yu Long with Goodtime Dancers (China), Buyo Doko Kai (Japan), and Seattle Songpa Sandae Nori (Korea).
Virtual performance recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-cK5aNBres
Flutes of The Three Nations - 2019
The performance at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Portland featured flutists and melodies from the three nations.
Flutists: Henry Huang (China), Larry Tyrrell (Japan), Si Hyeung Kim (Korea)
Voices of The Three Nations - 2018
The Voices of Three Nations performed at Portland's World Trade Center.
Vocalists: Ruan Qiuling (China), Kohgetsu Aoki (Japan), and Da-Hyang Kwon (Korea).
Drums of The Three Nations - 2017
A vibrant and colorful performance at Portland's World Trade Center. "High energy!"
Performers: Lin Li (China), the Lee Association Lion Dancers (China), Portland Taiko (Japan), and Seung-Hee Ji (Korea).