Past Meetup

Orlando Japan Festival

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A fun festival that we visit every year! There's always taiko and shamisen by Matsuriza, traditional dance and music by Kodomo Buyo-kai / Wakafuji-kai and Yoshino-kai, martial arts and tea ceremony demonstrations, cosplay, delicious food, and many vendors including those great deals at the Mitsukoshi bazaar.

Special Koto Perfomance by Masayo Ishigure

She has been featured in two public television broadcasts, Music Under New York, and World of Music. In 1997, she recorded koto music for CBS Master Work for use during the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. She has recorded koto music for use in several television commercials.

She recorded music for the soundtrack of the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha" by John Williams in 2005 along with Yitzhak Perlman, Yo Yo Ma, and others.

2012 Program

Opening - 12:00 pm

One Hundred Drummers 百人太鼓の会 - By Orlando Taiko Dojo, Montessori School of Celebration, IACE Taiko Team オーランド太鼓道場

Greetings from the Consul General of Japan - 12:25 pm

日本国総領事 Eiichi Kawahara 川原英一.

Japanese Traditional Dance - 12:35 pm

日本舞踊 By Kodomo Buyokai 子供舞踊会.

Koto Performance - 12:55 pm

琴演奏 By Yoshino-kai (よしの会)with special guest performance by Masayo Ishigure.

Tsugaru Shamisen & Taiko - 1:25 pm

津軽三味線と太鼓演奏 By Matsuriza Jr.

Raffle Drawing Vol.1 - 1:55 pm


Mukushin-ryu Bujutsu - 2:25 pm

無空心流武術 By 15th Souke Kenshin Ohashi & Rising Sun Dojo 15代目宗家 大橋剣心、日出武術道場

Kodokan Judo - 2:45 pm

By Metro Orlando Judo Kai

Japanese Traditional Dance - 3:00 pm

日本舞踊 By Wakafuji-kai

Taiko Performance & Yosakoi Dance - 3:15 pm

太鼓とよさこいソーラン By Orlando Taiko Dojo & Matsuriza 太鼓道場&祭座

Cosplay Contest - 3:35 pm

コスプレ・コンテスト With Audience Participation

Raffle Drawing Vol.2 - 4:05 pm


Bon-Odori - 4:35 pm

盆踊り By Wakafuji-kai with Audience Participation

(Tokyo Ondo, Tankou Bushi, 1+1 no Ondo)

Closing - 5:00 pm * Time and performance subject to change without notice.