matcha: way of the sword, august 27

San Francisco friends, it's time that again. The Asian Art Museum presents the latest installment of its after-hours museum mixer series, Matcha. Performances, art, cocktails, music, mingling... the perfect way to chill on a Thursday night in the city. This one's good: Way of the Sword.
MATCHA: Way of the Sword
Thursday, August 27, 5:00-9:00 pm
Asian Art Museum
ONLY $10 (includes admission to Samurai)

Iaido is a Japanese martial art from days of samurai battle, associated with smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard, striking an opponent, then replacing the sword in the scabbard.

We are honored to present a special appearance by esteemed swordsman Esaka Sensei. Holding many prestigious posts, including instructor for Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Self Defense Forces, he teaches iaido throughout the world. Observe demonstrations of riveting techniques, try some moves yourself in a fun workshop, cool down with a docent conversation, create an artwork inspired by sword hand guards, catch Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman, stroll the galleries, savor a sake flight from the cash bar, enjoy music spun by DJ Tau, and much more. See LORDS OF THE SAMURAI, now with a new rotation of fresh artworks. This special exhibition reveals a softer, unknown side to these legendary warriors.
It's happening this Thursday, August 27 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Want to win free tickets? Go here. For more information about Matcha, visit the Asian Art Musem website here.

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