Momotaro-san arrived in Vancouver today from San Francisco. He will be accompanying Jane, Tara, Durga and myself in May to perform in Tokyo. The Cowboys and Indians: Tokyo Edition performance will take place at 7 pm 11th May 2018 at Courtyard Hiroo, as part of a show titled ‘Home’ in the Expanded Field’. Momotaro-san will be back in Japan in time for Tango no Sekku (5th May) or ‘Boys Festival’ (now renamed Kodomo no Hi or Children’s Day) a day on which he is traditionally celebrated and honoured throughout the land. Momotaro or ‘Peach Boy’ is known to have been born of a giant peach found by an old and childless. Momotaro grows up and as a youth, he goes off on an adventure to overcome the Oni (ogres) on Onigashima (Ogre Island) and becomes a hero. Momotaro is, for the Japanese people, a symbol of boyhood, vitality, and valiance. He is also a martial figure.
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