St. Louis Osuwa Taiko perform at Fall Festival

St. Louis Osuwa Taiko energized festival crowds in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, Springfield, MO at the 2009 Japanese Fall Festival with dramatic performances of Japanese drumming and creative choreography.

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16th Japanese Fall Festival media release & poster

Three-day festival Sept. 9, 10, 11, in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden will feature World Champion Sumo Wrestler Byamba, St. Louis Osuwa Taiko, Famous Japanese candy artist Candy Miyuki, Top Spinner Hiroshi Tada, local artisans and performances, and much more....

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Quiet Moments during the Japanese Fall Festival

With all the excitement of performances, games, and crafts at the Japanese Fall Festival, it sometimes is forgotten that there are many quiet, beautiful, and touching moments during the festival. Here's a photo gallery of quiet moments captured by the camera of artist Russ RuBert...

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Japanese Fall Festival opening night

The annual kids parade, taiko and ballet performances, and festival dances highlighted the opening night of the Japanese Fall Festival. After that as the evening cooled down and dusk fell, hundreds of candles were lit for the beautiful candle light walks. Check out our photo gallery here...

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Isesaki Delegation visits Springfield for Fall Festival

For the first time in over a year, Springfield welcomes a cultural delegation from Isesaki, Japan for the Japanese Fall Festival. At the festival they will be performing tea ceremony, ikebana (Japanese flower-arranging), a kimono fashion show, and tradition Japanese festival dances.

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