Interested in learning about Japan or Japanese culture? Japanfest 2016 is the festival for you!
JapanFest 2016, Know Before You Go!
WHERE: Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097
WHEN: Saturday, September 17 from 10am-6pm AND Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 10am-5pm
COST: Tickets are $10, Kids 6 and under are FREE, Parking is FREE
Teachers can bring their students to JapanFest for FREE by applying online at japanfest.org
MORE INFO: Call 404-842-0736 or Visit japanfest.org.
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Get ready to explore Japan like never before, all without leaving Atlanta!
This year, JapanFest’s theme is “Cooler Japan” which will present both the tradition and pop-culture of Japan. Japanfest will highlight five categories: Tradition, Fashion, Music, Technology and Anime.
In celebration of JapanFest’s 30th anniversary this year, a brand new interactive firework app has been released. Create your own fireworks on the app, and see them explode on stage! Friends can combine their fireworks to make something uniquely spectacular. You can battle against other teams to see who can make the biggest and coolest firework.
JapanFest will feature a variety of musical performances sure to suit all ages and interests, including taiko drumming, J-Rock and J-Pop, and classical music.
At this year’s JapanFest, for the first time in history, Kabuki Theatre, major theatrical form in Japan for almost four centuries, will be performed in Atlanta. Originating in the 1600s, Kabuki is a form of classical Japanese theatre that is a rich blend of music, dance, spectacular staging and costuming.
For visitors who have always wanted to try on an authentic Japanese kimono, the Konnichiwa Club will dress attendees from head to toe in the latest kimonos from Japan. JapanFest will also feature a variety of exciting workshops on various aspects of Japanese culture.
For fans of martial arts, JapanFest will feature demonstrations of virtually every Japanese martial art in existence.
JapanFest also features the best of Japanese cuisine in Atlanta.
Visitors can purchase an amazing array of Japanese goods. The Japan-America Society of Georgia will have t-shirts and temporary tattoos for sale. At the Bazaar on Sunday, organized by the Georgia Japanese Language School, you will find books and household goods available for purchase.
Kids will have a fantastic time experiencing Japanese culture firsthand. In the Children’s Area, they can make their own Japanese tops, and Japanese kites. There will be tons of games and activities for kids as well.