Kezurou-kai  Schedule 2016 

​Saturday Oct. 8th Kezuroukai USA 2016 EVENT

    Los Gatos Highschool
    07:30     Doors Open For Vendor Setup
    08:30     Special Presentation Lecture -Masaru Kamijo
    09:00     Doors Open - Kez Event 
    09:30     Projects & Demonstrations (simultaneous)
      Wisteria Arbor -Ryosei Kaneko
      Layout and Execution Waritsugi-joint -Hiroshi Sakaguchi
      Kumiko - Japanese Puzzle Joinery -Osamu Muto 
      Nanjin-gana  - Spoke shaving demo -Kuniyoshi Sakai 
    10:00     Hewing with Japanese ‘masakari' broadaxe -Norio Hata & Shohei Araki
    10:45     Shuttle Bus to Hakone / Bento lunch sales - community room
    12:00     Lunch bentos in Community Room -by Culinary Arts & Japanese Language students
    13:00     First Round -planing competition
    14:00     Hewing & adze demonstration -Takeshi Shimodaira &  Mizushina 
    14:30     Complete first round Kezurou (Planing)
    15:30     Final Round Kezurou Competition
    16:00     Final Demonstrations and Vendors close
    17:00     Closing Address 
    18:00     Celebration Dinner / Awards Ceremony
    Los Gatos Lodge

    Kez Schedule Hakone Gardens
    HAKONE SHUTTLE BUS DEPARTURES LGHS every 30 minutes until 15:00 *

    First Bus: Departing Los Gatos High School at 10:45 
    Hakone Gardens 
    •    ( Open to  public from 11 to 4 pm ).
    11:15 Historic building tour Hakone Estates -open to public maximum 15 people
    11:30 Wide Board Planing exhibition start -Fumiyoshi Yamamoto, Masaru Kamijo
    *Bus leaves Los Gatos High  for Hakone Gardens  11:15
    12:30  Lunch Break  Picnic area  ( Bento for participant )
    13:00  Historic building tour Hakone Estates - open to public maximum 15 people
    13:30  Final demonstration Hakone
    14:30  Clean up Exhibition space.
    15:30  Last Bus departs Hakone for Los Gatos High School

​​​​Main Event Venue:
    Los Gatos High School —Practical Arts Building
    20 High School Ct (off East Main St)
    Los Gatos, CA 95030

‘Celebration party’ (no-host) after the Event is at Los Gatos Lodge. 
   Come and join us from 5:30pm (time may vary) on Saturday.
   Dinner is $40.00/person (excluding drinks).
   Please pre-register for the dinner by September 20. To pre-register please contact us at 
   Please include the following information in your email:
               1) Name
               2) Email address
               3) Phone number at which you can be reached
               4) Number of attendants


Los Gatos Lodge (behind the school): hotel & restaurant, breakfast included
    50 Los Gatos/Saratoga Rd, Los Gatos CA 95032
    **Tell staff “Corporate Rate 2—Kezurou-kai USA” to get a discount rate
    Phone: 800-231-8676

Los Gatos Garden Inn (across the street from school): small hotel, no restaurant
    46 East Main, Los Gatos CA 95032
    Toll free: 866-868-8383
    Phone: 408-354-6446

Hotel Los Gatos (across the street from school): upscale hotel, full breakfast included
     210 East Main, Los Gatos CA 95032
    Phone: (408) 335-1700

Other hotels are in Los Gatos town and in Saratoga.

Saratoga town is about 10 minutes’ drive from Los Gatos down Los Gatos-Saratoga Ave.
Tours of Hakone Gardens for members, and 2 demonstrations for the public are in Saratoga.