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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Natsumatsuri Festival July 19

Come celebrate Ottawa’s 10th annual Japanese Summer Festival on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Marion Dewar Plaza!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary, JETAA Ottawa is teaming up with the City of Ottawa to hold the festival at Ottawa City Hall in the heart of Ottawa rain or shine. Enjoy traditional and contemporary Japanese-Canadian performances and demonstrations, including martial arts, shamisen, ikebana flower arrangements, Japanese calligraphy, crafts, and displays. For the adventurous, sumo suits will be available for a small donation and those looking for a taste of Japan, can try Japanese-inspired hot dogs or “JETAA dogs” for free! This festival caters to all ages and for the children, come check out the children’s tent, balloon animals, and face painting.

Schedule Of Events

11:00 – Opening Remarks by Mayor Watson, Yasir Naqvi, Minister Yawata
11:30 – Ryoko Itabashi, Tsugaru Shamisen
12:00 – Tateyama Dojo
12:30 – LUNCH! JETAA Dogs & JETAA Ottawa Raffle
Special guests: Ottawa REDBLACKS Cheer Team
13:00 – Komachi MontrĂ©al, Japanese folk dancing
13:30 – Oto-Wa Taiko
14:00 – International Yoseikan Budo Federation, Joseph Capogreco
14:30 – Emi no Kai, Kobayashi Sensei, Japanese Classical Dance
Ikebana demonstration by Yumiko Tsunakawa
15:00 – OJCC/OJCA Bon Odori Workshop
15:30 – Closing Remarks & Thank Yous
Twist for Tips - All Day / Sumo Suits - 11:30 to 15:00

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