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Japan Fest 2017 at NOMA

October 14 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Now in its 23rd year, the annual Japan Fest is the largest celebration of Japanese culture in the Gulf South. It’s a day to enjoy traditional dance groups, martial arts demonstrations, tours of our Japanese art collection, a fashion show, and much more, including Japanese food. Many visitors come to the festival in Japanese dress, wearing everything from traditional kimonos to Pokemon costumes.

Click here to see some of the guests who showed up as Goth Lolitas and anime figures at past Japan Fests.

Share your costume plans by tagging NOMA on social media (#JapanFest2017 ) or by commenting on our Facebook page. We will be watching!

Organized by NOMA, the Consulate General of Japan in Nashville and the Japan Club in New Orleans, the 2017 festival brings together more than 30 community groups and presenters. Among the participants are organizations dedicated to every aspect of Japanese culture: haiku, martial arts, bonsai, Zen meditation, the strategic board game of GO!, and much more.

Admission is free for NOMA members, $5 for the general public.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRONT STEPS

  • 10 am: Kaminari Taiko drummers
  • 10:45 am: Welcoming remarks
  • 11 am: Eishin-Ryu Iaido Sword Drawing
  • 12:30 pm: Kaminari Taiko drummers
  • 1 pm: Minyo Dance
  • 2 pm: Lolita Fashion Show
  • 4 pm: Kaminari Taiko drummers

STERN AUDITORIUM

  • 1 pm: Japanese American Society of Northwest Florida (dance)
  • 1:30 pm: Jujitsu Club of Southeastern Louisiana University
  • 2 pm: Louisiana Karate Association
  • 2:30 pm: Hakkoryu Shindokai Dojo
  • 3 pm: New Orleans Bujinkan Dojo
  • 3:30 pm: Shogun Martial Arts

FLOORS 1–3 AND TOURS

  • All day: Samurai Suit Photo Op (Second Floor)
  • 11 am and 2 pm: Japanese Garden Foundation Tour (Meet at the Japanese Garden Foundation table in the Italian Galleries)
  • 11:30 and 2:30 pm: Kimono Dressing Demonstration (Second Floor)
  • 12 pm, 1:30 pm, 3 pm: Guided Tour of the Japanese Gallery (Third Floor)

GREAT HALL

  • 11:30 am: GNO Suzuki Forum

DAYLONG ACTIVITIES AND INFORMATION BOOTHS

FIRST FLOOR AND COURTYARD

  • Japan Club of New Orleans
  • Consulate General of Japan in Nashville
  • New Orleans Haiku Society
  • Silly Sweet Shop
  • Kawaii NOLA
  • NOLA Lolitas
  • NOLA Kimekomi
  • NOLA Aikido Japanese Garden Foundation
  • New Orleans Chapter 97 Ikebana International
  • Crane’s Nest Go Club | Learn to play GO!
  • A Little Piece of Heaven Bonsai
  • Twootie Tarte
  • Japanese Antiques & Textiles
  • Celestial Dragon Designs

SECOND FLOOR

  • New Orleans Zen Temple | Meditation Room
  • UNO – Japan | Study at Doshisha University
  • Eva Vanrell | author of The Butterfly Crest
  • Japan Society of New Orleans Samurai Suit Try-on
  • Kimono Dressing Demonstrations

SCULPTURE GARDEN  (ALL DAY ACTIVITIES)

  • Japanese Weekend School | Crafts & Face Painting
  • jetaaNOLA | Craft Activities
  • NOMA Art on the Spot | Japanese Fan Design

FOOD VENDORS

  • Ajun Cajun | Sculpture Garden
  • Café NOMA | Special Japanese Cuisine | First Floor

 

 

 

Details

Date:
October 14
Time:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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