We are still needing volunteers for the event! There are three main areas for which you can sign up… main gate, souvenir tent, and new SSCA Cultural Arts tent! All of which have two hour shifts and can be great fun. Grab a friend and sign up as a pair! This wonderful community event of the Springfield Sister Cities Association and the Springfield- Greene County Parks department could not happen without the hundreds of volunteers like YOU who give so much energy, heart, and time to the festival. Please look at the time slots below and sign up for one or more! WE NEED YOU!
The highlights of this year’s festival include a visiting delegation from Isesaki, a champion sumo wrestler, Osuwa Taiko, Hiroshi Tada the top spinner, amazing dance and kimono show from Kizuna, martial arts, and more. We will also have tea ceremonies, tea café, authentic food vendors, artist and vendor booths, authentic souvenir tent, and children’s hands on area. Don’t forget that each evening ends with a candlelight and torch walk in this beautiful Japanese Garden.
On behalf of the Springfield Sister Cities Association Board of Directors and Isesaki Committee, we thank you for your support! This event helps support our programs and exchanges throughout the year, and 50% of the gate revenue always goes to Park Board for further development of the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden.