Japanese Festival 2013 Japanese Fall Festival poster

Published on July 22nd, 2013 | by ssca

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2013 Japanese Fall Festival poster

JFF-poster-2013-2Springfield Sister Cities Association is proud to announce a great line up of performers for this year’s Japanese Fall Festival!

Friday, September 6th  5:30-10:00
Saturday, September 7th  11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 8th  11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The list of special performances and entertainers include:

  • Authentic Traditional Samurai – Along with stage performance they will also conduct “samurai boot camp” and other activities for children.
  • Kuniko – traditional Japanese storyteller
  • Hiroshi the top spinner
  • St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
  • Children’s activity area
  • Tea Ceremonies
  • Kimono Fashion Show
  • Plaid Dragon – local band traveling to our sister city, Isesaki in 2014
  • Martial Arts demonstrations
  • Traditional Japanese Festival Dance
  • Authentic Souvenirs
  • Artisans and vendors — click here for call for vendors and artists 2013 — click here for vendor application form
  • Each evening ends with the beautiful candlelight walk!

In the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
Nathanael Green/Close Memorial Park
2400 S. Scenic
Adults:  $7

Children 12 and under: $3
Weekend Pass: $10 for adults, $5 for children

 


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