Japan Fest 2012 Event Program

Japan Fest 祭 (Matsuri)
Tohoku – Milwaukee
For Their Tomorrow
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
12:00 – 3:30

Elm Grove Women’s Club

<Stage Performance Time Table>

12:00: Door Open, Auction Begins
12:10: Opening Speech by MJA Chairman Junko Takahashi, Introducing 2012 MJA Board
12:20: National Anthems
12:30: Guitar performance by Ichiro Suzuki
12:45: Greetings by Consulate General of Japan at Chicago,Consul: Mr. Shoji Ono
12:55: Martial Arts Performance
– Kendo by Joel Inden, Jeff McRoy
– Aikido by Kettle Morain High School
1:25: Taiko Performance by Doyokai Students
1:35: Taiko Japanese Drum by Milwaukee Taiko Group “Hibiki”
2:05: Four Japanese Songs  by  Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra  Principle Trombone, Megumi   Kanda, Piano, Naomi Bodine
– Red Dragonfly (赤とんぼ)
– Sato No Aki (里の秋)
– Koi Wa Yasashii Nobe No Hana Yo (恋は優しい野辺の花よ)
– Furusato ( ふるさと)
2:30: Auction Close
3:00: Singer Songwriter from Japan, Shiori & Tatsuo
3:30: Closing speech by MJA Adviser Jack Takahashi
3:35: Group Photo: Please join us to take a photo!

<1st Floor: Sale Items>

  • Gyudon (Beef Bowl) by Japanese Restaurant Izumi’s
  • California Rolls Live Demonstration
  • Japanese Style Bread by Kazumi Labodda
  • Sweets from Megumichanita by Megumi Garcia
  • Sweets from Patisserie Amber Sky by Miki Laird
  • Homemade Bakery & Onigiri (Rice Balls)
  • Ramune Soda, Bottled Water, and Tea
  • Fundraiser Eco-Bags
  • Furoshiki Wrapping
  • Handmade Crafts
  • Tsuru (Crane) Earrings
  • Jinbei Kimono
  • Tenugui Fabric Coin Case

<1st Floor: Special Presentation>

  • Slide Show -Tohoku Recovery and Fukushima Nuclear Plant Disaster update
  • Picture Haiku

<Ist Floor : Silent Auction>

Please check the Silent Auction page.

<Basement: Kid Fair –Ennichi 縁日コーナー>

We are bringing Japanese summer festival style arcade for younger guests. Some of the games cost $1 to play, some are for free.

  • Water Balloon and Toy Goldfish Fishing (ヨーヨーすくい、金魚すくい)
  • Shape Cutting (かたぬき)
  • Ring Toss (わなげ)
  • Origami

<Event Sponsors>

Anaba Tea Room

Brass Bell Music Store

DIC Imaging Products USA, LLC
Edgewood Golf Course
Restaurant Izumi’s



Milwaukee Career College

Rishi Tea
Thai Asian Market
Yamato Corporation



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