Thursday, August 31, 2017

Upcoming events for fall 2017

We've got several events coming up over the next month and I'd like to take a quick moment to tell you a little more about them. :)

First up is the Pensacola FL BonFest on 9/9. This event is organized by the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida and Florida Okinawa Kenjinkai. There will be food, Bon odori(dances), games, local vendors, and a whole lot of fun for all age groups. And also excellent taiko music performed by Matsuriza Taiko!

Next is JapanFest Atlanta on 9/16-9/17. Put on annually in Duluth GA by the Japan-America Society of Georgia, this will be the festival's 31st year. Over the weekend it will draw crowds of over 30,000 people so it's best to be early to avoid the rush. Inside you'll find food stalls, traditional Japanese artisans, craft and martial arts demonstrations, Japanese dance and performance arts, beautiful music, and many unique vendors.

The following weekend, we'll be at the Memphis Japan Festival on 9/24. In addition to food, music and vendors, there will also be kamishibai paper theater for the kids. As well as lectures on the Japanese tea ceremony, kimono, bonsai, origami and the game of go. So many awesome things to experience all in one day!

And rounding out the month of September, we will be attending a Sake tasting event sponsored by the Clearwater Sister Cities organization on 9/30.

Check out our calendar of events for more details including event locations and times. We hope to see see you soon!