Special Outdoor Event

Special Outdoor Events in Arizona


workshop & screening

Samurai nights in arizona
Phoenix & Tucson 


Burai Productdions

"Uzumasa Limelight"

Saturday, March 26 at 6:00pm (MST)

Yume Japanese Garden of Tucson
2130 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712

Reservation Required
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Sunday, March 27 at 6:30pm (MST)

Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
1125 N. 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003

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We're taking one of our most popular events on the road to Arizona!
For two nights, at two beautiful Japanese Gardens in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, locals will have the chance to take part in the kind of sword fight performance only seen in Samurai movies!  Japanese actor group “Burai” will teach participants basic samurai movements, sword handling, and how to speak like a samurai.  
After this packed 30-minute workshop, enjoy the movie "Uzumasa Limelight" (2014) which focuses on an aging background actor who specializes in being killed on screen.  Come spend this special evening with us!

*Workshop participants will be provided with a paper “sword”, and instruction will be given in English.  The event is open to everyone!

about performers/ instructors:

Burai Productions

A Japanese Entertainment Group based in California.
Projects include “How To Measure Happiness (Egyptian Extension Theatre, 2011)”, “BURAI -Standing All Alone-(Theatre Theater, 2014)”, “BURAI -Standing All Alone-(Aratani Theatre, 2015)”.  

Since 2016, they have been in events such as Anaheim Japan Fair/Long Beach Japan Fair/LANSCA 60th Anniversary Special Event/ Nisei Obon Festival/Nisei week Fashion Show/Geisha Fashion Show/Coedo Beer Event/Suntory Beer Event(Okayama Kobo&Bizen Bar)Japan Expo/Ninjya Convention /OC Japan Fair/Ronin Expo/Tokyo City Cup/Beer and Sake at Harrah's Casino. 


about movie:

Uzumasa Limelight (太秦ライムライト)
(104mins, 2014)
Directed by Ken Ochiai
In Japanese with English subtitles

A drama that evokes the pathos of an actor who specializes in the waning samurai film genre, set at the Uzumasa film studio in Kyoto.Fukumoto Seiji, Japan's top "kirareyaku" (whose job it is to be felled with a sword by a film's star) with appearances in numerous samurai movies, plays a utility actor reminiscent of himself in his first starring role in a film.
Fewer samurai films are being made, and the Uzumasa studio has fallen on hard times. One day, veteran kirareyaku actor Kamiyama (Fukumoto) is tasked with teaching sword action techniques to fledgling actress Satsuki (Yamamoto Chihiro). A few years later, the now-retired Kamiyama is visited by Satsuki, who has become a popular star.


Event Details:

  • Date Mar 26 , 2022
    Mar 27 , 2022
  • Hours 3/26 6PM - 3/27 6:30PM
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