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Japan Day Festival

Five hours of dance, music and taiko drumming in Japantown
By - posted 6/28/2015 No Comment

The Japan Day Festival is a day of performances, demonstrations, and workshops by Japanese artists from Tokyo, Chicago, and the Bay Area including taiko, shamisen, classical Japanese dance and folk dance, and more.

2015 Japan Day Bon-Odori Festival
Sunday, June 28, 2015 | Noon to 5 pm
Japantown Peace Plaza, Post and Buchanan Streets, SF

2015 Free Live Performances:

  • Fujima Sensei (Chicago/Japan)
  • Sakura Ren (San Francisco Awaodori Kai)
  • Kawahatsu Sensei (Calligraphy)
  • Gintenkai Project (Chicago)
  • Tsukasa Daiko (Chicago)
  • Genryu Arts (Taiko)
  • And more

4-5 pm: Obon Odori – Bon Odori is a traditional summer festival in which families honor their ancestors who have passed on and celebrate their ongoing presence in the lives they enjoy today.

Photo credit: Stephen Bay