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Yoshi's San Francisco
Between Eddy and Ellis 1330 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94115
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49 reviews
35 stars
Sheba Lounge is a great place for dinner
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1 review
5 stars
I wore a skirt and top. You will see people dressed both up and down as some people may have just walked up and bought a ticket , while others have planned for months and made a date of it. .
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"Talking Taiko"
9 ratings
2.4 average rating
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67 events
36 reviews
16 stars
attended Aug 15 2011

Very sophisticated. The "break" was a little long but it was a great evening for the poets in the house.

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17 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 15 2011

They performed for 30 minutes and then put on a video that ran 40 minutes before we left. I don't know how long the video continued. I don't know how long it took for live performers to return or if it was any good. We left.

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19 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 15 2011

The drums were great and so were all the musicians. Poet need a little help in her presentation. Her voice, timing and keeping up a performance can be better. I personally did not need to hear how many times sex is mention even in light of...continued

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Yuri Kageyama is a bilingual and bicultural poet and writer, born in Japan and raised in Maryland, Tokyo and Alabama. Her works have appeared in many literary publications, including _Y’Bird, Greenfield Review, San Francisco Stories, On a Bed of Rice, Breaking Silence: an Anthology of Asian American Poets, POW WOW: Charting the Fault Lines in the American Experience _ Short Fiction from Then to Now, Other Side River, Beyond Rice, Yellow Silk, Stories We Hold Secret, KONCH, MultiAmerica_ and Obras. She has two books of poems, The New and Selected Yuri: Writing From Peeling Till Now and Peeling.  Her film Talking Taiko (March 2010), directed by Yoshiaki Tago, documents her readings and thoughts on art and life. She has collaborated in readings with music, visual art and dance, including an Isamu Noguchi exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She has translated the words of dancer Suzushi Hanayagi for Robert Wilson’s performance piece “KOOL _ Dancing in My Mind.” She also translated Hiromi Ito’s poems. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University and holds an M.A. in Sociology from the UC Berkeley. She lives in Tokyo.