The Greater Kansas City Japan Festival
September 01, 2011
Mark your calendars, friends! On September 24th, 2011, Johnson County Community College is hosting my favorite event of the year: The Greater Kansas City Japan Festival!
It is a spectacular day full of authentic foods, beautiful artwork, traditional clothing, and stunning performances.
If I tried to tell you about everything you can expect, you would be on this blog all day. So instead, let me just whet your appetite for all things Japan: martial arts demonstrations, bazaar-style shopping for authentic goods from Japan, flower arrangement, buyo dance, taiko drumming, shamisen, anime-viewing, kimono and hina doll displays, and if you've heard the rumbling of rumors, I'm here to confirm: this year, honest-to-goodness SUMO WRESTLERS!
I have attended the GKC Japan Festival every year since 2004. I can honestly say, if you’re even remotely interested in Japanese culture, there’s no better way to spend your Saturday afternoon.
While we anxiously wait for the big day, why not check out the Japan section of our CultureGrams database? This fun, informative, and easy-to-navigate source will help you find photos, recipes, lifestyle and customs information, and much more related to Japan (or any country, province or state you're interested in!)