Opening Day Highlights (Aug 23)
Discover a display of festivals from all 47 prefectures of Japan. You can also enjoy typical matsuri activities such as yo-yo fishing and shooting games in a lively atmosphere surrounded by food stalls lit up by lanterns serving local fare from around the country.
There will also be special performances you won’t be able to see elsewhere — or at least not without fighting the crowds! The mesmerizing Kasumiren from Koenji will dance Awaodori, while a team from Tottori will perform an impressive traditional dance called kasa-odori (umbrella dance). Hyuga-hyottoko will impress and delight with their quirky dance moves and humorous masks, while Haku will stun you with their acrobatic flag waving, and the Mitamura Djembe team will get you dancing with their impressive beats.
*The Omotenashi Selection exhibition will be open from 3pm to 9pm*
Closing Day Highlights (Aug 24)
On the second day, Guren from Koenji will dance awaodori, and Asagiri Naruko Yuwakai take to the stage with a powerful yosakoi performance. Nankuru will display the quintessential Okinawan dance, the eisa.
*The Omotenashi Selection exhibition will be open from 11am to 6pm*