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Japan Fest

Sat, October 8th at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate Japanese culture through art, performances, food, and more at Japan Fest, organized by NOMA, the Consulate General of Japan in Nashville, and the Japan Club in New Orleans.

Sample Japanese cuisine and enjoy traditional dance groups, martial arts demonstrations, tours of the museum’s Japanese art collections, and much more.

Tickets available for purchase at the admissions tables in front of the museum and in front of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.


Festival Schedule

10:00 am: Kaminari Taiko on the front steps

10:45 am: Welcome and remarks on the front steps

11–11:30 am: Baton Rouge Iaido on the front steps

11 am–4 pm: Film screenings in the Lapis Center for the Arts

11 am–12 pm: PuriKura Panic in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden

11:30 am–12:00 pm: Japanese Garden Foundation tour in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden

11:30 am–12:00 pm: Guided tour of NOMA’s Japanese art galleries on the museum’s third floor

12:30–1:00 pm: Kaminari Taiko on the front steps

1:00–1:30 pm: Miyabi Ki Japanese Dance Group in the Great Hall

1:00–1:30 pm: NOLA Aikido and Aikido of New Orleans in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden

1:30–2:00 pm: Japanese Garden Foundation tour in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden

1:30–2:00 pm: Guided tour of NOMA’s Japanese art galleries on the museum’s third floor

1:30–2:00 pm: Shogun Martial Arts in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden

2:00–2:30 pm: Zen temple ceremony in the Great Hall

2:00–2:30 pm: Louisiana Karate Association in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden

2:30–3:00 pm: Streetcar Suzuki Violin School on the front steps

2:30–3:00 pm: New Orleans Kendo Club in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden

3:00–3:30 pm: Japanese Weekend School on the front steps

3:00–3:30 pm: Candy Mix Maids in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden

3:30–4:00 pm: NOLA Lolitas fashion show in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden

4 pm: Kaminari Taiko on the front steps


Participants

Ajun Cajun Japanese Weekend School of New Orleans NOLA Kimekomi
ANA Airways JET Alumni Association Mid-South NOLA Lolitas
APASS Jujitsu Club of SLU PuriKura Panic
Bambi DeVille Vintage Kaminari Taiko Shogun Martial Arts
Baton Rouge Iaido Kawaii NOLA Showtime Sweetie
Café NOMA Louisiana Karate Association Southerns Food Truck
Consulate General of Japan Mechamaid Clubhouse Streetcar Suzuki Violin School
Crane’s Nest Go Club Miyabi Ki Japanese Dance Group, Pensacola Violet Sprinkles
Japan Club of New Orleans New Orleans Chapter 97 Ikebana International Yakamein Lady
Japan Society of New Orleans New Orleans Zen Temple
Japanese Garden Foundation NOLA Aikido


Costume Guidelines

For the safety and comfort of all guests, as well as the artwork at NOMA:

  • Face masks covering the nose and mouth for health reasons are welcomed but not required. Costume masks that partially or entirely obstruct the wearer’s vision are prohibited.
  • Accessories or toy weapons, such as swords, greater than 2 feet in length are not permitted.
  • No sharp objects are allowed.
  • Costume components cannot extend more than 2 feet in length from the body.
  • Please keep all costumes family friendly.

Other restrictions may apply at NOMA’s discretion. A check room will be available for any items not in compliance. For questions regarding costumes, please call 504.658.4100. Please note that admission is required for fashion show participants.


Sponsors

Japan Club of New Orleans Donna D. Fraiche, Honorary Consul of Japan Denka Performace Elastomer
Japan Society of New Orleans Zen-Noh Grain Corporation CMP Chugoku Marine Paints, LTD
The Consulate General of Japan in Nashville CGB Enterprises, Inc. Japan Foundation New York

Details

Date:
Sat, October 8th
Time:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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