Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tewassa Christmas Charity Concert

I will continue to update the raffle information. 
Last updated: 12/12/12

Local Japanese violinist, Momoko Matsumura, is generously organizing a Christmas concert to benefit Tewassa, the Japanese quilting group I'm involved with. Momoko-san played in the Play For Japan concert series that raised money for the Japanese Red Cross Society to support victims of the 3/11/11 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The concert is also being supported by the Japanese Women's Club of Boston (JWCB), where Tewassa started. There will also be a bake sale and raffle. A Christmas quilt that will be delivered to a nursery in Yamagata next month will be on display.

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012
Time: Doors open 2:00PM, Concert 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Location: First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 630 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02476
Tickets: $12 includes one concert ticket and one raffle ticket. $20 includes one concert ticket and 6 raffle tickets. $2 each for additional raffle tickets. Kids under 12 are free. Tickets will be available at the door. Cash only.

Parking: Parking in Arlington municipal lots is free on Saturdays until 12/22/12.

MBTA: Multiple bus lines stop near the church. Please check the MBTA Trip Planner or Google Maps for directions.


The concert will be kid-friendly. The first half of the program will be classical music, including music from the Nutcracker. Then we'll show a video of Tewassa's work and give out raffle prizes. The second half will be Christmas music with a surprise visit from Santa at the end.


$1,320 worth of prizes!
  • 314 Studio: Two necklaces - $40 & $45 value (Chihiro Makio) 
  • Amnet: Ten $30 discount vouchers for JAL airfare (Tomoko Leman, travel agent) 
  • Café Mami: $30 gift certificate (Carlos Garcia) 
  • Ebi Sushi: One Sashimi Set - $15 value (José & Alfonso Garcia) 
  • The Genki Spark: Two spots in a taiko class - $60 value (Karen Young) 
  • GrayMist Studio & Shop: Gift items - $100 value (Etsuko Yashiro & Ken Kimura) 
  • Hair Stylist Kayoko: Two gift certificates for hair cut, shampoo, and blow dry - $70 value (Kayoko Matsumoto) 
  • hanaya floral: Dried flower arrangement - $50 value (Hiroko Takeshita) 
  • Miso Market: Japanese snacks - $24 value (Fumi & Steve Genova) 
  • NOCA GlassSchool: Hand-blown vase - $40 value (Jesse Rasid) 
  • Snappy Sushi: $20 gift certificate (Kazu Aotani) 
  • Studio Aika: Reversible Japanese apron/skirt - $120 value (Miho Takeuchi) 
  • Tomoko Photo: One portrait photography sitting - $190 value (Tomoko Leman) 
  • Tokai: Tokoname style teapot - $68 value (Hideyo Kanai) 
  • Yakitori Zai: $50 gift certificate (Kazu Aotani) 
  • Yume Wo Katare (no website): Ramen for 2 - up to $28 value (Tsuyoshi & Naomi Nishioka) 
Thank you to all the owners!


  1. might be out of town, but i'll keep it in mind


    1. Thanks! I know it's a busy time of year for everyone.