Yearly Archives: 2005


Japanese Puppeteer Manami Sakamoto

Guild members who attended the holiday party in January had the great privilege of seeing a performance of Otome Bunraku by Manami Sakamoto, visiting from Japan. Bunraku is perhaps the best known of the styles of puppetry from Japan. Traditionally bunraku was the realm of men performers, and each large […]


February 2005 Newsletter

Download your February Newsletter: Download file Important Notice Regarding Your New Newsletter: At the January special guild meeting the guild voted to offer both a printed and an on-line/email newsletter. Those of you who do not have email will continue to receive the newsletter by post as in the past. […]


President's Message:

I just came from our open board meeting on Jan 8 at the home of The Fratello marionettes. In attendance were: Pres Randal Metz, Co-pres Tim Giugni and his wife Emily, secretary Kevin Menegus, E-mail coordinator Mary Decker, and guild members: Larry Dominguez, Larry and Margie Rex, Sharon Clay, Michael […]


Next Meeting:

When: Saturday, January 22, 2005 – HOLIDAY PARTY Where: The San Leandro Community Center – 15301 Wicks Blvd – 510-577-6O81 Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Festivities will include a raffle, gift exchange, and entertainment by The Fratello Marionettes and Manami Sakamoto, a renowned Otome-Bunraku artist from Japan. If you […]