Santa Fe Community Convention Center
201 West Marcy S, Santa Fe NM 87501
Experience the classic arts of Japan and the excitement
of Japan today with a flavor of Santa Fe
A family day featuring stage performances and activities in the court yard reminiscent of the festivals of Japan. Kamishibai, the art of story telling using original art prints will be presented by our visitors from Japan. Jinko Kyudojo demonstrates the art of the bow and Chado shares the traditional art of tea to calm our minds and soothe the spirit.
Classic Japanese dance will be performed by Chizuko Matsumoto while the youthful dance group AOL6 adds hip-hop and fun to the day. We will see the dynamic karate demonstration by AKKA, creative taiko performances, the giant robot collectors T-shirt created by Joel Nakamura and be surprised by Cos-play characters in original costumes as they parade into the courtyard where you may participate in traditional games…even Go.
Visit many specialty vendors and taste festival street food and bentos for sale. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for children under 12. One dollar of each admission will be contributed to Japan Aid Fund which helps in the recovery from the 2011 tsunami. The festival is presented by the nonprofit Santa Fe JIN (Japan International Network) .