22nd Annual Japanese Fall Festival

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 8th
Gates Open 5:00 p.m.
• Uke 66
• Mr. Hiroshi Tada performance “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
• 6:30 Seiran Chiba – large scale calligraphy
• 6:45 Karin Amano – Japanese story teller
• 7:10 St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
Candlelight walk begins at dusk

Saturday, September 9th
Gates open 11:00 a.m.
• Mr. Hiroshi Tada performance “top-spinning.”
• 11:15 Springfield Cosplay
• 11:45 Kimono show
• 12:00 Springfield Aikido School
• 1:00 Seiran Chiba – large scale calligraphy
• 1:30 Karin Amano – Japanese Story Teller
• 2:00 St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
(Children’s workshop follows the performance)
• 3:15 Tracy’s Karate
• 4:30 Seiran Chiba- large scale calligraphy
• 5:00 Kizuna – Japanese folk dance
• 5:30 St. Louise Osuwa Taiko
• 6:30 Karin Amano
• 7:00 Shoji Tabuchi Live!
Candlelight walk begins at dusk

Sunday, September 10th
Gates open 11:00 a.m.
• Mr. Hiroshi Tada performance “top-spinning.”
• 1:00 Uke 66
• 1:30 Karin Amano – Japanese Story Teller
• 2:00 St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
• 3:00 Seiran Chiba – large scale calligraphy
• 3:30 Springfield Aikido School
• 4:15 Kizuna – Japanese folk dance
• 4:45 Cosplay parade on stage
Festival ends on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Children’s Activities and Games
Friday: 5:00 – 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.

Special Activities / Japanese Cultural Tent 日本文化体験 Nihon-Bunka Taiken organized by Friends of the Garden and Springfield Regional Arts Council. Please check daily activity schedule board at the site.
• Special guest artists from Isesaki
• Sho 書 – Japanese Calligraphy by Seiran Chiba • Gyo-taku 魚拓 – fish print
• Origami and more

Tea Café (Cha -dokoro) 茶処 Café Matcha カフェ抹茶 Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Our outdoor café 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 Japanese tea candy. (*cash only please)

Yukata 浴衣 (Cotton kimono) Dressing
(yukata dressing at the tent next to Tea Café)
This Tea Ceremony, Tea café and Yukata dressing organized by the “Kizuna” local Japan and America Friendship group.

Throughout the festival the souvenir tent, food service, children’s activity area, vendor booths and artisan tents also available. Family friendly. Learn about the culture of Japan through performances, music, crafts, hands on games for kids, souvenirs, all set in the beautiful garden.

Friday, September 8th, 5-10 p.m.
Adults $10, Children 12 yrs and under $3
Saturday, September 9th, 11 a.m. -10 p.m.
Adults $15, Children 12 yrs and under $3
Sunday, September 10th, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Adults $10, Children 12 yrs and under $3