Japan Fest- Now This Looks Cool

Jun 4, 2007 by

This loks like a lot of fun. I think Mrs. Loki and I will have to go. Check out the Press Release:

Japan Fest New Orleans 2007 will be held at the New Orleans Museum of Art on Sunday, June 10, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Japan Fest is an all-day event celebrating the culture and arts of Japan. The festival is FREE to Louisiana residents with photo identification. Japan Fest is organized by the Consulate General of Japan in New Orleans, the New Orleans Museum of Art and Japan Club.

Kaminari Taiko will be performing in the festival opening ceremony. This troupe from Houston has awed and delighted festival-goers in the past with their high-energy, dramatic Japanese drumming and this year should prove no different. Other demonstrations and performances for the day include: bonsai, anime films, origami lessons, martial arts demonstrations, raku pottery firing, folk arts demonstrations, haiku poetry, archery, Japanese dress-up, Zen meditation and Japanese music performances. Prizes, including two round-trip tickets to Japan and restaurant gift certificates, will be raffled at the end of the day. Raffle tickets can be purchased for one dollar, or six tickets for five dollars.

Ongoing Inside NOMA
Anime booth (Sennin Production/MechaCon)
Go (Crane’s Nest Go Club)
Zen Meditation (New Orleans Zen Temple)
Bonsai (Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society)
Ikebana (Ikebana International)
Kyudo (S. Peter Horkowitz)
Haiku (New Orleans Haiku Society)
Lafcadio Hearn (Louisiana State Museum/ Lafcadio Hearn Center)
Tea Ceremony (Japan Club Tea Ceremony Group)
Raffle Tickets (Continental Airlines)
Ongoing in City Park
Origami Lessons
Raku Pottery Firing (Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art)
Food Sales
Kaminari Taiko
Chieko Fukuda Ensemble
Aikido of New Orleans
The Marine Corps Color Guard
Mainokai International
Shindoryu Aikijutsu Association
New Orleans Zen Temple
Gentle Wind Dojo
Louisiana State Museum
Kozakura Japanese Dance School-US Division
New Orleans Ikebana International
JET Programme Alumni Association
Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society
New Orleans Haiku Society
Crane’s Nest Go Club
New Orleans Kendo Club
Sennin Productions
Japan Club of New Orleans
Ikebana International New Orleans Chapter
Greater New Orleans Suzuki Forum
Louisiana Karate Association
The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum
Zen Noh Grain
Ninja Restaurant
City Park Catering.
Mayumi Shara & Sakura

Japan Fest New Orleans 2007 is sponsored by: Continental Airlines, Zen Noh Grain, Zen Noh Unico, CGB Enterprises, Port of New Orleans, Shintech Inc. and CMP Coatings, Inc.