Springfield Sister Cities Association: 2014 Japanese Fall Festival

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   9/12 5 - 10PM 9/13 11AM - 10PM 9/14 11AM - 6PM CDT

Where: Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden in Nathanael Greene / Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Missouri

Schedule of Events for 2014 Japanese Fall Festival

Admission is $7/adult; $3/ kids 3-12; toddlers age 2 and younger are free

Weekend passes may be purchased at the gate for $12/adult; $5/kids

Friday, September 12

•    Gates Open 5:00 p.m.

•    Mr. Hiroshi Tada will be performing “top spinning.”

•    Kizuna (Springfield’s Japan America Friendship Group) will be performing traditional festival dance on stage. Everyone is invited to participate!

•    6:00 Opening Ceremony at the stage

•    6:15 St. Louis Osuwa Taiko

•    6:45 U.S.A. Sumo

•    7:15 St. Louis Osuwa Taiko

•    Candlelight walk begins at dusk! Hundreds of torches and candles fill the garden, creating a special evening stroll.

•    Throughout the festival the souvenir tent, food service, children’s activity area, vendor booths and artisan tents also available.

Saturday, September 13

•    Gates open 11:00 a.m.

•    Mr. Hiroshi Tada will be performing “top spinning.”

•    11:30 Springfield Aikido club

•    12:30 Kimono Fashion Show

•    1:00 Enka: Japanese Blues by Mayumi Yoshizawa, Isesaki Delegation

•    1:20 DUkes: Drury University’s Ukulele Club

•    2:00 U.S.A. Sumo: Yama and Kelly

•    3:00 St. Louis Osuwa Taiko (performance followed by children’s workshop)

•    4:00 Tracy’s Karate Studio

•    5:00 Kizuna: Festival and Ninja! Performance

•    5:40 Enka Japanese Blues by Isesaki Delegation

•    6:00 U.S.A. Sumo: Yama and Kelly

•    7:00 St. Louis Osuwa Taiko

•    Candlelight walk begins at dusk! Hundreds of torches and candles fill the garden, creating a special evening stroll.

All Day Saturday

Souvenir tent, food service, children’s activity area, vendor booths and artisan tents

Sunday, September 14

•    Gates open 11:00 a.m.

•    Mr. Hiroshi Tada will be performing “top spinning.”

•    12:00 Tracy’s Kenpo Karate Studio

•    Hiroshi Tada: Koma mawashi – Top Spinner

•    Kizuna: Japan America Friendship Group – This year’s theme is “Festival” and “Ninja”. They will be having a “Ninja Costume show” and “Ninja Game” besides their Traditional Japanese Dance. Please come to show off your “Ninja Spirit” and “Ninja Costume”

•    12:00 Tracy’s Kenpo Karate Studio

•    1:00 St. Louis Osuwa Taiko

•    2:00 U.S.A. Sumo: Yama and Kelly

•    3:00 Springfield Aikido

•    4:00 Enka: Japanese Blues by Mayumi Yoshizawa Isesaki Delegation

•    4:20    Kizuna: Festival and Ninja! Performance

•    5:00    DUkes: Drury University’s Ukulele Club

All Day Saturday and Sunday

Souvenir tent, food service, children’s activity area, vendor booths and artisan tents

Special Activities: Please check daily activity schedule board at the site

•    Gyo-taku  – Fish printing

Friday 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 11:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

• Sho – Japanese Calligraphy

• Waraji – Japanese Woven Sandal by KIFCG Isesaki Delegation: Make your own sandal. Adult size will take one hour for this activity

Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  and 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

•    Yukata (Cotton kimono) Dressing

Saturday 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Tea Ceremony (Cha – no – yu) at the Tea House 

$10.00 each, limit of six participants per Ceremony 

Served by Yuriko Mizumoto Scott and 

Kizuna – Japan America Friendship Group 

Saturday: 12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

This is your chance to experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony in our beautiful Tea House located on the north side of the Garden.    Ceremonies last approximately 30 minutes and cost $10.00 per person. All participants must register and purchase tickets at the souvenir tent prior to the ceremony. We suggest you register early. Tickets must be purchased on the day of the ceremony.

Please be at the Tea House 10 minutes prior to scheduled start time. The tea ceremony begins promptly and late-comers will not be allowed to participate. No refunds. All proceeds benefit SSCA’s “Peace Through People” programs.

Tea Cafe’ (Cha -dokoro) with Cafe’ Matcha

Served by Kizuna – Japan America Friendship Group 

Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

New this year will be our outdoor cafe? serving Japanese Matcha tea. You will enjoy the same tea and candy as served in the Tea House but without the complete ceremony.   $5.00 for one cup of tea and a tea candy.

Children’s Activities and Games

Friday: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. 

Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Join in the hands-on children’s area with traditional games and crafts. Adults, please stay with your children in this area. Organized by Kazumi Holcomb and Kickapoo High School Japanese language class.

Omiyage (Souvenirs) and Dagashi-ya

Friday and Saturday open till 9:00 p.m.

Sunday open till 5:00 p.m.

Visit this tent to buy Festival T-shirts and authentic Japanese

souvenirs, toys and Japanese Candies. All proceeds benefit SSCA’s “Peace Through People” programs. Special Vintage selection corner and WaFooDesign-origami jewelry are in this tent.

Performers

Special guests from Our Sister City Isesaki, Gunma Japan.

Mayumi Yoshizawa will perform Japanese Enka and Traditional Japa- nese Dance. Enka is popular Japanese music, has been called Japanese Blues, Japanese Country.

KIFCG will have mini workshop about Japanese Upcycle at the activity tent, they will teach you how to make Japanese Warazouri sandal.

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