A Saturday evening with an imminent typhoon approaching found Yokai Soho abuzz with activity for a good cause. Several individuals and groups came together to enjoy various performances and raise funds for the upcoming 3-day event Seeds of Sustainability.
The evening featured improvised piano, cello and trumpet performances by seasoned performers Quin Arbeitman, Christopher Fryman and William Bunkl. Eri Koo and Simon Erin performed interpretative dance alongside the musicians while local artist Tiery conducted a live black and white painting on the 4th floor. Andy Couzens rounded off the performance with a video interpretation created live.
In addition to Midori Farm's vegan & organic veggy curry, this event featured vegan banh mi sandwiches and organic butternut and maple scones by Vegginy. 25,000¥ in admission fees was collected, and attendees were given one stalk of Susuki grass. Upon entering, guests then placed the grass in a handmade vase, which all could watch grow as more people arrived.
After the entertainment ended there were three birthdays were celebrated, and some hungry attendees took seconds on those delicious sandwiches. Hosts Yokai SOHO, Midori Farm, SmoothJapan, Inaka Embassy (田舎エンバシー), コレクティブ Collective and Seeds of Sustainability would like to thank Kyoto Brewing Company and The Kyoto Distillery for their generous support and sponsorship. And of course a huge thanks to everyone who attended !
If you didn't make it out this time, we hope to see you at one of the Seeds of Sustainability events.