Isesaki News

Published on August 17th, 2010 | by ssca


Japanese Fall Festival Schedule of Events

September 10-12, 2010 in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
Nathanael Greene/Close Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO

Admission: Adults $5, Children under 12 $3, Toddlers free, multi-day discounts available
Individual SSCA members get in free, two free admissions with a SSCA family membership

Festival Hours

Friday, September 10, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Parade starts 5:45 p.m.
Opening Ceremony 6 p.m.
Saturday September 11, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, September 12, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Performance Schedule Main Stage area

Friday, September 10

5:45 – Opening Parade
6:00 – Opening Ceremony
6:15 – St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
6:30 – Springfield Ballet “Bushido”

Saturday, September 11

11:45 – Motoko the Japanese Story Teller
12:15 – Soku Aikido Club
12:45 – Kellswater (2010 Isesaki Festival Group)
1:15 – Japanese Dance (Isesaki Delegation)
1:45 – St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
2:45 – Motoko the Japanese Story Teller
3:30 – Tracy’s Karate Studio
4:15 – Supercharge (2011 Isesaki Festival Group)
5:00 – Suzuki Violin Ensemble
5:45 – Bon Odori & Zeni Daiko (Japanese Summer Festival dance) Japan America Friendship Kids
6:15 – St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
7:15 – Flute, Chapul Tagami

Sunday, September 12

12:15 – Soku Aikido Club
12:45 – Motoko the Japanese Story Teller
1:15 – St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
2:15 – Japanese Dance, Kimono (Isesaki Delegation)
2:45 – Kellswater (2010 Isesaki Festival Group)
3:15 – Springfield Ballet “Bushido”
3:30 – Motoko the Japanese Story Teller
4:15 – Tracy’s Karate Studio
5:00 – Suzuki Violin Ensemble
5:45 – Supercharge (2011 Isesaki Festival Group)
6:30 – Japanese Dance (Isesaki Delegation)
7:00 – Flute, Chapul Tagami
** Schedule subject to change if inclement weather**

Special Demonstrations By Isesaki Delegation

Saturday, September 12

Japanese flower arranging by Isesaki Delegation 12:45, 3:30, 4:30
Kimono Dressing by Isesaki Delegation 12:00, 2:30, 5:00

Sunday, September 13

Japanese flower arranging by Isesaki Delegation 4:15, 5:45
Kimono Dressing by Isesaki Delegation 3:30, 5:00


Sunday, September 13

Ai-zome (fabric dying with indigo ) by Connie Knudtson & Denene Taliaferro 1:00 – 3:00

Additional Activities In the garden

Koma Mawashi: Amazing! Japanese Top Spinner Hiroshi Tada – All day until dusk.

Candlelight Walks

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: From dusk till 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy a garden stroll amid hundreds of torches.

Tea Ceremony (Cha – no – yu) at the Tea House

Tea Ceremony served by Isesaki Delegation
$5 for participant, limit of five participants per ceremony.
Saturday: 12:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:00
Sunday: 2:30, 3:45, 5:00

The Tea House is located on the north side of the Garden. Ceremonies last approximately 30 minutes and cost $5 per participant. All participants must register at the souvenir tent prior to the ceremony. We suggest you register early.

Please be at the Tea house 10 minutes prior to scheduled start time. If you are not present you will not be allowed to participate. No refunds. All proceeds benefit SSCA’s “Peace Through People” programs.

Omiyage (Souvenirs) and 100 yen store open until 8:00 p.m.

Here’s your chance to buy T-shirts and authentic Japanese souvenirs. All proceeds benefit SSCA’s “Peace Through People programs”.

Children’s Activities and Games

Friday: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Join in the hands-on children’s area with traditional games and crafts. Adults, please stay with your children in this area. Organized by Ginny Lennon and Branson High School Japan club.

Download the full schedule of events and map for the Japanese Fall Festival 2010 here

About the Author

Springfield Sister Cities Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people of the City of Springfield and people of similar cities in foreign nations acquire a consciousness of each other and to understand one another as individuals, as members of their community, and as part of our global community.

4 Responses to Japanese Fall Festival Schedule of Events

  1. Lori McDowell says:

    Be sure to register for the tea ceremony early. Because it is a very popular event and every year registration tends to fill up fast. Don’t forget to bring a camera with you either.

  2. ssca says:

    Thanks Christopher for pointing out these errors. We’ve added the location to the top of the post and fixed the error message on the sidebar link.

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  4. Joyce Massey says:

    Hi, I’m trying to reach someone to give me information about this years festival as I want to bring about 25 of my foreign exchange students. I have sent cjobe an email but have rec’d the “out of office” reply.
    Can someone help me with my questions asap. I have to make arrangements for travel to Spgfld. Thanks you so much for getting in touch — 417-664-0640

    joyce massey 🙂
    PAX Community Coordinator

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