Coming to Sakura Sunday for some neat demonstrations of various Japanese cultural activities? Check out Matsuri Village to immerse yourself with a display of a wide variety of specialized arts and enjoy various fun activities for kids and adults alike. Come get your hands dirty with sand art (courtesy of It’s A Print Shop), or your face painted with Japan Association of Greater Philadelphia (JAGP). If face paint isn’t your thing, they will also be providing fortune-telling.
Check out the events that Matsuri Village has to offer:
Martial Arts Demonstrations
Come join the River of Life Dojo, Doshinkan Aikido, Genbukan Banri Dojo and Aikido Greater Philadelphia to both watch and take part in the martial art action! Only at Matsuri Village will you be able to see these four expert practitioners perform demonstrations of multiple forms of martial arts. Come experience aikido, ninjutsu, taijutsu, kata, cutting demonstrations and more!
Osuwa Kids Taiko
Excited about Taiko after watching Tamagawa University in action? Find Matsuri Village to enjoy some traditional Osuwa-style Taiko performance by the kids of Biwanko Group, Inc. who range from only 6 to 18 years old! There are 9 Taiko drummers and 3 Shinobue flute players will present 4 masterful songs to fulfill your drumming needs.
Traditional Dance by IchiFuji-Kai
A dance style similar to the traditional dances of Kabuki theater, Helen Moss leads IchiFuji-kai as they gracefully perform their Nihon Buyo dance at 2:45 PM. They will also be hosting an audience dance workshop at 4:15 so that you can try your hand at performing these gentle, flowing movements. For more details on IchiFuji-kai, their performances, and other events, check our IchiFuji-kai Performer Profile.
In addition to these events, there will also be a performance by the JAGP Adult Chorus U&I at 3:30. Come experience and be a part of the festivities and fun!
For the schedule of events, click here to find a list of all the stage performance.